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Headlines – October 22, 2018

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News Here are the 172 veterans running for Congress in November – A total of 172 veterans won primaries this year and will appear on midterm ballots across the country. Their military service spans from the 1950s to today, and includes time spent in the active-duty ranks, reserves and the Coast Guard.   Many troops…

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Headlines – November 19, 2018

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News Here’s what Pentagon’s first-ever audit found – The Pentagon’s first-ever audit discovered major flaws in how it handles IT processes and challenges with its internal tracking databases, but did not discover any major cases of fraud or abuse.     Business Australia makes its pick for drone fleet – Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne…

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News Briefs – December 19, 2018

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U.S. conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead The United States military’s Africa Command says that it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 extremists from the al-Shabab rebel group. In a statement issued Dec. 17, the U.S. military said it carried out four…

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News Briefs – January 25, 2019

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U.S. intelligence warns of ‘ever more diverse’ threats A new U.S. intelligence strategy report says Russia’s efforts to expand its influence and China’s modernizing military are among the “ever more diverse” threats facing the country. The National Intelligence Strategy report issued every four years also singles out North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, growing cyber…

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News Briefs – March 4, 2019

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China denies speculation of military presence in Afghanistan China’s defense ministry is defending military cooperation with Tajikistan following a report of a sizeable Chinese troop presence at a base in the Central Asian state. Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told reporters at a monthly briefing Feb. 28 that cooperation between the two was “in line with”…

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Headlines – April 10, 2019

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News Shanahan predicts expanded role at border for Pentagon – The military isn’t leaving the border anytime soon, the acting secretary expects.     Business With the U.S. Navy’s top shipbuilding priority on deck, red flags fly – On Capitol Hill for a breakfast talk in 2015, the chief of naval operations’ director of undersea…

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Headlines – November 4, 2015

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News: Super-jet made in China – China has unveiled its first-ever passenger jet built and designed by the country Nov. 2.   Pentagon suspends troubled missile defense system at center of ‘runaway blimp’ – The Pentagon has suspended indefinitely an “operational exercise” of the troubled missile defense system called JLENS, whose giant, radar-carrying blimps were…

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Headlines – December 14, 2015

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News Navy’s newest ship breaks down, limps into port – The littoral combat ship Milwaukee, the Navy’s newest ship, broke down Dec. 11 and had to be towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va.     Business Rolls-Royce’s submarine business could be nationalized – Rolls-Royce’s submarine arm could be…

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Still no luck in hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii crashes

Posted January 20, 2016 by Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher

Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members. Three of the four life rafts aboard the helicopters have been recovered and efforts were being made to retrieve the fourth. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said Monday…

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Headlines – February 24, 2016

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News Obama announces plan for closing Guantanamo Bay prison – Congressional Republicans immediately denounced the idea as illegal and dangerous.     Business Future uncertain for Textron AirLand T-X bid – Barring a change in requirements, Textron AirLand will not put forth its Scorpion design for the Air Force’s T-X trainer competition, according to a…

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