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News Briefs – January 22, 2018

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U.S. competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says they are even outpacing the threat of terrorism. He said Friday that competition with those adversaries has threatened America’s military advantage around the…

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Headlines – December 7, 2015

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News Pentagon planning cuts in production, R&D – As it puts the finishing touches on its fiscal 2017 budget plan, the Pentagon is preparing to slow down programs in production and limit R&D funds to protect end strength and readiness levels.     Business Taiwan turning screws on Washington’s sub deal – In 2001, President…

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News Briefs – December 4, 2017

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Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers Smoked pot? Want to go to war? No problem. As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can’t do so again…

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‘It just fell out of the sky’: Frantic calls followed crash

Posted May 9, 2018 by Russ Bynum

Moments after a military cargo plane crashed into a Georgia highway, rattled motorists began dialing 911 to report the large aircraft plunged nose-first into the blacktop before erupting into flames and thick smoke. “It just fell out of the sky and it’s on fire right now,” said one woman who called emergency operators as soon…

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USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship

Posted August 21, 2017 by

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has arrived at Changi Naval Base following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21.

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News Briefs – October 12, 2015

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Boeing acquires leading pilot training software provider Boeing Oct. 12 announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency based training content for early stage pilot training. Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned…

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News Briefs – February 8, 2017

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Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline The Army has notified Congress that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The Justice Department filed court documents Feb. 7 including letters…

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Air Force release accident report

Posted May 11, 2016 by

One pilot’s landing, lack of comprehensive braking and flight path deconfliction, combined with a second pilot’s delayed transition to the correct side of the runway led to the collision of two F-16C aircraft on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., runway Aug. 15, 2015.

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Headlines – February 1, 2016

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News U.S. may build 500 jets before finding out if F-35 works – Tests of how Lockheed Martin’s F-35 will perform in combat won’t begin until at least August 2018, a year later than planned, and more than 500 of the fighter jets may be built before the assessment is complete, according to the Pentagon’s…

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News Briefs – March 24, 2017

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Seoul says N. Korea’s latest missile test ends in failure South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. The reported failure March 22 come as U.S. and South Korean troops were conducting annual military drills that the North calls an invasion rehearsal. Seoul’s Defense Ministry says that…

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