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Headlines – September 23, 2016

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News U.S. military seeks more troops for Iraq – The U.S. military is requesting authority to send up to 500 new troops to Iraq ahead of a much-anticipated campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State, according to U.S. officials, adding to an expanding American presence in the country.     Business STRATCOM nominee ‘strongly’…

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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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Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash

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The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016, has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed.  The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening…

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U.S. claims win in dispute with EU over aerospace subsidies

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The Obama administration announced Sept. 22 it has won an important victory in a World Trade Organization dispute with the European Union over subsidies to airplane manufacturer Airbus. In June 2011, the WTO found that the EU and four of its member countries provided billions of dollars in subsidized financing to Airbus. While the EU…

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Headlines – September 21, 2016

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News One of two U-2 pilots dead in California crash – One pilot is dead and a second injured after a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane crashed Sept. 20 in California, the Air Force announced. The plane was from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in California.   Bogdan: F-35 coolant line…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2016

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Blaze at California Air Force base grows to 16 square miles Crews are working to surround a wildfire at a central California Air Force base that forced the postponement of a weekend satellite launch. KSBY-TV reports Sept. 20 that the blaze at Vandenberg Air Force Base expanded to the south as it grew to more…

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U-2s flight routine before crash, killing pilot

Posted September 21, 2016 by Rich Pedroncelli and Jonathan J. Cooper

A U-2 spy plane’s flight path was routine before something went wrong and the high-flying aircraft slammed into a mountain range in Northern California, the military said. The two pilots ejected, leaving one dead and another injured. The U.S. Air Force is investigating what caused the plane, assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, to go…

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Headlines – September 19, 2016

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News U.S. military commanders are ‘pissed off’ about the mission creep in Syria – The deal for U.S. military cooperation with Russia would expand the current mission in Syria far beyond its exclusive focus on the Islamic State group.     Business Navy awards contract for frigate IT – Lockheed Martin has been awarded a…

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News Briefs – September 19, 2016

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Navy launches new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin. The future USS Wichita was christened Sept. 17 at the shipyard in Marinette, where it was built. The ship’s sponsor, novelist Kate Lehrer, wife of former “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Leher, broke a champagne bottle…

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Air Force grounds 15 F-35A aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force has grounded 15 F-35A Joint Strike Fighters and paused production on 42 more blaming “improper manufacturing processes.” The Air Force declared the F-35A ready for combat on Aug. 2, 2016. Following the grounding, however, there is no timeline for the aircraft to return to combat readiness. Navy and Marine Corps variations…

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