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News Briefs – February 2, 2018

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19th Air Force commander directs T-6 operational pause The 19th Air Force commander has issued an operational pause for all T-6 Texan II operations to ensure aircrew safety after a cluster of unexplained physiological events occurred at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., Vance AFB, Okla., and Sheppard AFB, Texas, within the last week. Maj. Gen….

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News Briefs – September 23, 2016

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Military leaders from 106 countries meet in Rhode Island Senior military representatives from more than 100 countries have gathered in Rhode Island to talk about ways to address shared challenges and threats. The U.S. chief of naval operations is hosting the 22nd International Seapower Symposium Sept. 21-23 at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport….

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Headlines – April 17, 2019

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News Army secretary reveals weapons wish list for war with China, Russia – U.S. Army leaders revealed April 16 that they are briefing top military commanders about new weapons being built specifically for “high-intensity conflict” against China and Russia, in a new effort to assure that they could provide vital firepower for those potential battlefields…

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Vandenberg launches SpaceX’s Falcon 9

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On Oct. 7 at 7:21 p.m., PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

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At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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Headlines – June 1, 2016

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News Two U.S. troops injured during ISIS attacks in Iraq, Syria – Two American troops were injured over the weekend in separate attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a defense official said, marking the first time the U.S. military has publicly disclosed a casualty among troops deployed to Syria.     Business…

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Headlines – August 3, 2017

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News Russia’s military drills near NATO border raise fears of aggression – Russia is preparing to send as many as 100,000 troops to the eastern edge of NATO territory at the end of the summer, one of the biggest steps yet in the military buildup undertaken by President Vladimir V. Putin and an exercise in…

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Headlines – June 8, 2018

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News Are we headed for a ‘cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ with Russia? – The risk posed to U.S. national security by what are believed to be Russian-backed hacking groups, is similar to the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis according to Cipher Brief Experts, but different, in that the U.S. has no clear and obvious deterrent…

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News Briefs – November 18, 2015

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Canada to increase Iraq trainers, but will remove jets Canada will send more military trainers to Iraq but remains committed to removing its fighter jets from the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Nov. 17, sticking with his campaign pledges for the region despite the Paris attacks. He added that he stands by his goal…

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News Briefs – April 8, 2019

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House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump The House has voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia. The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who’s expected to veto it. The White House says the bill raises…

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