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News Briefs – November 28, 2016

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Denmark urged to clean up U,S, military waste in Greenland Greenland is calling on Denmark to clean up an abandoned under-ice missile project and other U.S. military installations left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War. The 1951 deal under which NATO member Denmark allowed the U.S. to build 33 bases and…

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Fallen hero arrives in Dover

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U.S. Navy military leaders and the family of fallen hero, Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, paid their respects Nov. 27 at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during the dignified transfer of his remains. Dayton, who was serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, died Nov. 24 after wounds sustained in an…

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Navy casualty in Syria

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Navy photograph Senior Chief Scott Dayton. A sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) Two based in Virginia Beach, Va., died Nov. 24 after wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Syria. Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton was serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. “We offer…

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Headlines – November 22, 2016

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News Acknowledging domestic terror threat, Pentagon says troops, recruiters can carry concealed guns – U.S. military personnel can now request to carry concealed handguns for protection at government facilities, according to new Defense Department directive issued last week in response to a series of deadly shootings over the last seven years.     Business Defense…

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News Briefs – November 22, 2016

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Russia deploys new missiles to the Baltic Sea region The Interfax news agency says the military has deployed state-of-the art anti-shipping missiles in Russia’s westernmost Baltic region, a move that comes amid tensions in Russia-West ties. The agency reported Nov. 21 that the military has put the Bastion missile launchers on duty in the Kaliningrad…

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Headlines – November 18, 2016

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News One month in, Iraq still faces grueling urban combat in Mosul – Layers of hastily erected barricades built from rubble and twisted metal trace Mosul’s eastern front line where Iraqi forces and Islamic State group fighters are facing off in the dense neighborhoods and narrow alleyways of the country’s second largest city.    …

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News Briefs – November 18, 2016

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U.S. disputes Jordan’s claim that Americans caused shooting The U.S. Embassy in Jordan on Nov. 17 disputed Amman’s claim that U.S. trainers sparked a deadly shooting incident at a Jordanian military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers. The shooting killed three Americans. The three slain Americans were assigned to the 5th Special…

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Headlines – November 16, 2016

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News ICC prosecutors: U.S. forces may have committed war crimes – The chances of American servicemen being charged and sent to face justice at the International Criminal Court are remote, even if the chief prosecutor opens an investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan, legal experts said Nov. 15.     Business Robotic helicopters complete mock…

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News Briefs – November 16, 2016

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Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan, Alaska. In an agreement signed Oct. 31, the Navy announced it will increase the number of testing events involving vessels at the Southeast…

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Headlines – November 14, 2016

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News Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Jordan were working for the CIA – The three Army Special Forces soldiers killed at a Jordanian military base this month were working for a CIA program to train moderate Syrian fighters when they were shot at a checkpoint under still-unclear circumstances, U.S. officials said.     Business…

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