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News Briefs – May 27, 2016

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Navy: Two fighter jets collide off NC coast RALEIGH, N.C.–Two Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission May 26, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, Va., collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape…

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Headlines – May 25, 2016

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News Senate aims to boost buyout offers to Defense Department employees – The Defense Department could dangle a much larger cash carrot before its employees to induce them to resign or retire, under a budget bill up for Senate voting this week.     Business Report: Western defense industry future imperiled by local programs –…

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News Briefs – May 25, 2016

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U.S. says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law. Russia’s Defense Ministry protested the May 22 flight by the U.S. RC-135, saying it jeopardized air safety. The ministry…

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Headlines – May 23, 2016

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News In historic move, U.S. lifts arms sales embargo to Vietnam – The Obama administration announced May 23 that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. arms sales embargo to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemies.    …

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News Briefs – May 23, 2016

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Israeli defense minister steps down Israel’s defense minister officially stepped down May 22, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post. Moshe Yaalon’s departure cleared the way for Avigdor Lieberman, one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians, to take over as…

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Headlines – May 20, 2016

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News China demands halt to U.S. intelligence – China is telling the United States military to stop gathering intelligence along China’s coast after an incident involving aircraft from the two countries.     Business Boeing disputes Denmark’s F-35 evaluation – Boeing is challenging the Danish government’s recommendation that Denmark select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for its…

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News Briefs – May 20, 2016

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Pentagon: Chinese jets fly close to U.S. spy plane The Pentagon says two Chinese fighter jets flew within about 50 feet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane May 17 in international airspace over the South China Sea. The Pentagon characterized the incident as an unsafe intercept and said it is being reviewed. A U.S. military…

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Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

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A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported. Emergency responders and law enforcement officials successfully completed their initial response procedures following the crash. “We are thankful that the aircrew are…

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Headlines – May 18, 2016

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News Senate confirms Eric Fanning, first openly gay service secretary – The Senate May 17 confirmed Eric Fanning, the White House nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay man to hold an armed service’s top civilian position.     Business Saab chief: Spike in NATO spending would…

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Headlines – May 16, 2016

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News Navy SEALs secret medals reveal heroism during past 15 years – Citations for two Navy Crosses and more than 100 Silver Star medals awarded secretly to Navy SEALs and a Marine for “extraordinary heroism” in the last 15 years reflect the fierce battles that have been fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to records…

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