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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

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U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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Headlines – November 16, 2016

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News ICC prosecutors: U.S. forces may have committed war crimes – The chances of American servicemen being charged and sent to face justice at the International Criminal Court are remote, even if the chief prosecutor opens an investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan, legal experts said Nov. 15.     Business Robotic helicopters complete mock…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2016

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Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan, Alaska. In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast…

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Headlines – November 14, 2016

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News Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA – The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train moderate Syrian fighters when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said.     Business…

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News Briefs – November 14, 2016

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Construction of USS Arizona memorial on UA campus underway Construction of a privately funded memorial honoring the U.S. service members who died aboard the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is underway on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson. KGUN-TV reports that officials say the project should be completed in time…

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Headlines – November 10, 2016

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News Donald Trump wins presidential election in a shocking upset – Donald Trump has won the presidency in a shocking political upset, backing his prediction that an underground movement and a series of victories in key states would catch pollsters and pundits by surprise.     Business After State Dept. blocks the sale, Philippines cancels…

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News Briefs – November 10, 2016

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NATO official: Alliance seeks dialogue, deterrence on Crimea A top NATO official says the alliance wants to engage Russia in dialogue despite concern about Moscow’s military buildup in Crimea. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said Nov. 7 the alliance was “very concerned” that Russia has “clearly been refurbishing military capabilities” since it annexed the…

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Headlines – November 7, 2016

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News New warship’s big guns have no bullets – Barely two weeks after the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest and most futuristic warship, armed with two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away, the service is moving to cancel the projectiles for the guns, citing excessive costs that run up to $800,000 per…

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News Briefs – November 7, 2016

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Hawaii soldier killed in training exercise The U.S. Army says a soldier has died during training exercises on Oahu. The soldier, who was based at Schofield Barracks, died Nov. 3 in the Kahuku area. The soldier’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Officials have not released further details about the death. They say…

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Headlines – November 4, 2016

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News Pentagon moves forward — unilaterally — on $6.1 billion contract for ninth F-35 lot – The Pentagon Nov. 2 announced a $6.1 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for the ninth lot of joint strike fighter aircraft, but the F-35 manufacturer is not happy with the terms of the arrangement, which was not mutually agreed…

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