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Headlines – June 22, 2018

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News Ex-soldier who shot up Afghan village may seek clemency from president, lawyer says – Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes….

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President Trump plans to meet Kim Jong Un for nuke talks

Posted March 9, 2018 by Foster Klug

SEOUL, South Korea–North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump plan to meet in May for nuclear disarmament talks, a whiplash development that would put two leaders who’ve repeatedly insulted, threatened and dismissed each other in the same room, possibly in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. It would have been an unthinkable…

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News Briefs – April 6, 2016

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USS Paul Hamilton leaves Hawaii after 20 years Hawaii is losing the USS Paul Hamilton after having the Navy’s guided-missile destroyer stationed in Pearl Harbor for more than 20 years. The ship left April 5 and will swap home ports with USS William P. Lawrence in San Diego, which is currently deployed and expected to…

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Headlines – April 20, 2018

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News Trump administration rolls out new rules for weapon, drone sales abroad – The Trump administration has rolled out a new set of policies governing its exports of military equipment abroad, with a focus on the idea that “economic security is national security.”     Business Is incumbent Lockheed Martin the only player in the…

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Headlines – January 18, 2019

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News Space based interceptors, drones with lasers: the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Review wish-list revealed – The long-delayed Missile Defense Review, which will be formally introduced by President Donald Trump at the Pentagon Jan. 17, will call for research and investments to ensure America’s security for the next several decade: laser technology, the F-35 as an…

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Headlines – August 23, 2017

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News 7th Fleet commander sacked days after deadly collision – The head of U.S. Navy forces in the Pacific fired the three-star commander of the Japan-based 7th Fleet Aug. 25, two days after the second deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a commercial tanker in as many months.   Multinational search for missing U.S….

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U.S. claims win in dispute with EU over aerospace subsidies

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The Obama administration announced Sept. 22 it has won an important victory in a World Trade Organization dispute with the European Union over subsidies to airplane manufacturer Airbus. In June 2011, the WTO found that the EU and four of its member countries provided billions of dollars in subsidized financing to Airbus. While the EU…

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Mishap aboard USS Eisenhower injures sailors

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Eight sailors aboard the Norfolk, Va.,-based aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) were injured March 18 when an arresting gear parted during a routine landing by an E-2C Hawkeye aircraft.

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News Briefs – December 2, 2016

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EU unveils defense action plan amid Trump criticism The European Union unveiled plans Nov. 30 to promote defense cooperation and wiser military spending as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warns NATO’s European allies to start paying their fair share. The European Commission said the multibillion-euro plan would fund research into areas like encrypted software or robotics…

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EU launches new era in defense cooperation

Posted November 15, 2017 by Lorne Cook

European Union countries on Nov. 13 officially launched a new era in defense cooperation with a program of joint military investment and project development aimed at helping the EU confront its security challenges. Twenty-three of the EU’s 28 member nations signed up to the process, known as permanent structured cooperation, or PESCO. Britain, which is…

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