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News Briefs – March 18, 2016

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Russian Air Force: Syria withdrawal to be complete in three days The commander of the Russian Air Force says the withdrawal of the bulk of the Russian forces from Syria should be complete in two to three days. Col.-Gen. Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily March 17 that the Air…

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Headlines – April 8, 2016

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News VA bosses in 7 states falsified vets’ wait times for care – Supervisors instructed employees to falsify patient wait times at Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities in at least seven states, according to a USA TODAY analysis of more than 70 investigation reports released in recent weeks.     Business Court reverses former Finmeccanica CEO…

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News Briefs – July 5, 2017

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U.S. carries out airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Audricia M. Harris says the strike occurred July 2 and the U.S. is assessing…

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Headlines – January 27, 2016

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News Pentagon in open brawl over spending priorities – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is facing an open revolt in his own ranks.   U.S. military changes how it discloses civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria – As the U.S. military prepares to expand its operations against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and…

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Headlines – May 11, 2016

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News X-37B approaches a year in space on its secret military mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to be flown by the U.S. military is approaching a year in orbit.     Business U.S. diplomats at SOFEX highlight defense industry prospects in Middle East – Commercial officers from the U.S. embassy in…

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Headlines – May 4, 2018

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News Russian fighter jet crashes after take-off in Syria, two pilots dead – A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on May 3, killing both pilots, Moscow’s Defence Ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies.     Business Hey, Marines. Russian grunts get new assault rifles, too…

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Headlines – August 8, 2018

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News Mattis says peace talks with the Taliban are underway – Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Aug. 7 that peace talks are underway to end the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.   Mattis supportive of new combatant command for space operations – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to have reversed course on his previous stance…

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News Briefs – October 24, 2016

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Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times reports the Pentagon demanded the money back after audits revealed overpayments by the California Guard eager to fill ranks…

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News Briefs – April 6, 2018

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Navy adds $57 million to pay for repair of damaged destroyer The U.S. Navy is adding another $57 million to what it’s paying a Mississippi shipyard to repair a destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors. The additional contract for repairing the USS Fitzgerald was awarded April 3 to Ingalls Shipbuilding of…

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Headlines – June 27, 2017

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News House poised to add billions to Trump’s military budget – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says it’s not President Donald Trump’s fault his defense budget proposal is billions below what the military needs.   Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets – Western technology companies,…

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