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Headlines – October 19, 2016

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News Retaking Mosul from ISIS may pale to what comes next – If history is a guide, vast parts of Mosul, once Iraq’s No. 2 city with about two million inhabitants, could be left in smoldering ruins by retreating or die-hard Islamic State fighters who may use remaining civilians as shields and booby-trap entire neighborhoods…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2016

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UN torture expert: No visit to Guantanamo before terms ends The U.N.’s special representative on torture expects he will end his six-year term without visiting the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Juan Mendez said Oct. 18 that he was invited to visit Guantanamo in 2012 but on conditions that he could not accept….

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Headlines – October 17, 2016

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News Kurdish troops advance on ISIS-held villages east of Mosul – About 4,000 Kurdish pesh merga troops are involved in the operation to retake 10 villages, the opening phase of a battle that could take weeks or months and could involve nearly 30,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops, with American warplanes providing air support.    …

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Headlines – October 14, 2016

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News U.S. troops face new threat as ISIS deploys flying IEDs – Drone warfare recently entered a new chapter in which America’s adversaries can successfully deliver explosives via cheap, commercially-available unmanned aircraft, challenging the U.S. military to go on the defensive.   Missile attacks on U.S. ships: A threat to deployed forces and a new…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2016

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Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles in same day The Russian military has test-fired three ballistic missiles in one day, drills that come amid a U.S.-Russian rift over Syria. The Defense Ministry said a nuclear submarine of the Russian Pacific Fleet launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk off Russia’s far east…

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Headlines – October 12, 2016

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News Pentagon confronts a new threat from ISIS: Exploding drones – The Islamic State has used surveillance drones on the battlefield for some time, but three recent attacks — all targeting Iraqi troops — have highlighted its success in adapting readily accessible technology into a potentially effective new weapon.     Business U.S. allows Qatar…

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Headlines – October 10, 2016

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News Trump, Clinton debate the use of U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump contradicted his running mate during Sunday’s debate, promising keep U.S. ground troops out of the civil war in Syria.   U.S. military says two service members wounded in Afghanistan – They were “conducting a normal security patrol”…

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News Briefs – October 10, 2016

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Afghan army helicopter crashes in north Afghanistan; 8 dead Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Oct. 9 morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that five crew members and three army soldiers were killed in the crash. The crash took place in Dand…

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Headlines – October 7, 2016

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News Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S. – Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.     Business Poland drops Caracal helicopter talks with Airbus –…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2016

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EU forces, NATO and Bosnian Army conduct exercise in Bosnia MANJACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina–The European Union Force deployed in Bosnia, NATO troops from neighboring Kosovo and soldiers of the Bosnian Army have concluded their days-long exercise designed to show how effectively they can act if needed. A EUFOR statement said Oct. 5 the “Quick Response 2016” exercise…

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