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Headlines – June 24, 2016

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News After Brexit, what next for defense? – Britain plunged into the unknown last night when voters opted to take the country out of the European Union, leaving analysts and officials to wonder what the decision means for the defense sector.   Is the Cold War restarting in space? – Russia has made a submission…

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News Briefs – June 24, 2016

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Interview: NATO military chief says national forces key BYDGOSZCZ, Poland–NATO’s top military officer says the alliance’s upcoming summit should send a message to member states that the prime responsibility of defending their countries lies with their national troops. Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, said June 23 that the alliance has the “strength…

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Headlines – June 22, 2016

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News Pentagon close to repealing transgender ban – A Pentagon policy allowing transgender troops to serve openly is in the final stages of approval and is expected to be released within weeks, according to Defense Department sources.     Business For defense firms, Brexit could be Europe’s sequester – A British departure from the European…

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News Briefs – June 22, 2016

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Boeing says it signs sales agreement with Iran Air Boeing has confirmed signing an agreement with Iran Air “expressing the airline’s intent” to buy its aircraft. In a statement July 21 to The Associated Press, Boeing says it signed the agreement “under authorizations from the U.S. government following a determination that Iran had met its…

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Headlines – June 20, 2016

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News Iraq, Afghan vets may have their own Agent Orange – While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000…

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News Briefs – June 20, 2016

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Massive protest on Okinawa opposes U.S. military after killing Tens of thousands of Japanese are protesting the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern island of Okinawa, where an American contractor and former Marine is accused of raping and killing a local woman. The rally June 19 calls for a review of the U.S.-Japanese…

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Three space station crew members return to Earth, land safely in Kazakhstan

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Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:12 a.m., EDT, June 18 after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.

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Headlines – June 17, 2016

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News House advances $576 billion defense spending bill – House lawmakers June 16 advanced a $576 billion defense spending plan for fiscal 2017 that faces a Senate fight, a White House veto and a host of other political obstacles that could block it from ever becoming law.     Business Italy lands largest ever naval…

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News Briefs – June 17, 2016

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Australian navy sailor dies during shore leave in Oman An Australian navy sailor has died during shore leave in the Oman port town of Muscat, officials said June 16. The Australian Defense Force released few details of the circumstances of the death. The sailor was on shore leave in Muscat when he was found, defense…

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NASA hybrid electric research plane gets X number, new name

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With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”

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