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Headlines – October 6, 2017

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News Three Green Berets killed in Niger, 2 others injured in attack – A joint American and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger, officials at U.S. Africa Command confirmed Oct. 4.     Business Airbus defense unit freezes capex, may miss cash goals: memo – Airbus Defence and Space has frozen capital…

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News Briefs – November 13, 2017

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Southern California plant flourishing under bomber program PALMDALE, Calif.–Call it the bomber boom. A Northrop Grumman contract to build top-secret B-21 stealth bombers has brought more than a thousand new employees to the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles. The U.S. Air Force contract for 100 of the bat-winged aircraft is estimated to run about…

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Headlines – December 22, 2017

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News U.S. troops to remain in Iraq and Syria for the foreseeable future – Despite the liberation of Mosul and Raqqa and the pending defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there are no near-term plans for U.S. troops to begin drawing down forces in the region.     Business Lockheed late delivering its F-35s…

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Headlines – January 31, 2018

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News Trump, in State of the Union, seeks full military funding. But how? – President Donald Trump, in his first State of the Union, asked Congress to “fully fund” the U.S. military, but he will have to navigate the Capitol Hill cross-currents that bedeviled the last administration.   Pentagon is planning for war with China…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2015

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Boeing pays $18 million to settle labor-overcharge suit Boeing has paid $18 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit that claimed it overcharged the government for labor on the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at its Long Beach Depot Center. The U.S. Justice Department announced the payment Oct. 14. Boeing had Air Force contracts to maintain and…

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News Briefs – November 20, 2015

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Russian strategic bombers deal new strikes on IS The Russian military says its strategic bombers have struck targets in Syria in a third straight day of a heavy bombing blitz. Russia, which has conducted air campaign in Syria since Sept. 30, sharply raised its intensity this week on President Vladimir Putin’s orders. Putin told the…

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News Briefs – January 4, 2015

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Washington base to cut about 900 civilian jobs Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington is expected to cut about 900 civilian jobs over the next few years. The News-Tribune reports the job reductions will mostly be accomplished by not filling openings and offering incentives for early retirement. The base currently employs more than 16,000 civilian workers….

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News Briefs – February 5, 2016

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Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria A Saudi military spokesman said Feb. 4 the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia has taken…

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News Briefs – March 9, 2016

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Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has launched several medium-range and short-range ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise, the official IRNA news agency reported March 8. The missiles had a range of 300 kilometers (185 miles) to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles), IRNA quoted Gen. Amir Ali…

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Headlines – April 8, 2016

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News VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets’ wait times for care – Supervisors instructed employees to falsify patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities in at least seven states, according to a USA TODAY analysis of more than 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks.     Business Court reverses former Finmeccanica CEO…

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