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Headlines – August 29, 2016

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News Iranian boats escalate confrontations with U.S. Navy – Iranian paramilitaries in the Persian Gulf are ratcheting up their confrontations with U.S. warships in international waters, and the U.S. is taking notice.   Ground Zero in the new Cold War – The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not…

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News Briefs – September 30, 2016

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Russian military says it’s ready to talk to US about Aleppo The Russian military said Sept. 28 it’s ready to resume contacts with its U.S. counterparts over the situation in Syria, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to cut all cooperation with Moscow on Syria unless an onslaught on Aleppo ends. Lt….

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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 – December 14, 2016

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News Marine Osprey crashes near Okinawa, crew members rescued – An MV-22B Osprey crashed in shallow water off Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 13, the latest in a series of Marine aviation mishaps.   Boeing Defense headquarters moving to D.C. – Leadership of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit will be leaving St. Louis, Mo., for the…

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Headlines – January 30, 2017

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News Military: First-known combat death since Trump in office – The U.S. military said Jan. 29 that one service member was killed and three others wounded in a raid in Yemen targeting its local al Qarda branch, marking the first-known combat death of a member of the U.S. military under President Donald Trump.   Kremlin…

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Headlines – March 8, 2017

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News WikiLeaks releases trove of alleged CIA hacking documents – In what appears to be the largest leak of CIA documents in history, WikiLeaks released on Tuesday thousands of pages describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the agency to break into smartphones, computers and even Internet-connected televisions.   U.S. starts deploying anti-missile system…

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News Briefs – April 12, 2017

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Family sues government over 2015 midair collision deaths The family of a father and son killed when their small plane was hit by an Air Force jet nearly two years ago is suing the federal government. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports ) the lawsuit contends the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controller failed…

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Headlines – May 12, 2017

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News Senators introduce sweeping VA accountability measure – A bipartisan group of senators introduced a new Veterans Affairs accountability legislation May 11 that features a sped-up firing process for misbehaving employees, a mechanism for stripping those workers of ill-gotten bonuses, and an endorsement from key congressional leaders.     Business Boeing mechanics caused $4 million…

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Headlines – June 16, 2017

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News The $13 billion aircraft carrier that has trouble with planes – The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catching them when they land.   Qatar, U.S….

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Headlines – July 21, 2017

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News U.S. Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who fought in the Vietnam War and against tough political adversaries, is facing the fight of his life against cancer.     Business L-3 CEO Michael Strianese to retire at end of year…

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