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Headlines – November 28, 2016

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News Fix VA benefits by making troops buy their own health insurance – A health policy expert at the libertarian Cato Institute is offering a radical idea to help reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and prevent future wars at the same time: Make troops and veterans pay for their own medical insurance.    …

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Headlines – June 6, 2018

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News Troubling U.S. Navy review finds widespread shortfalls in basic seamanship – A three-month internal review conducted by senior U.S. surface fleet leaders found that nearly 85 percent of its junior officers had either some or significant concerns in ship handling.   Watchdog warns Pentagon to fix F-35 tech problems before full-rate production starts –…

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Legendary pilot passes

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The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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Headlines – November 16, 2015

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News: France launches fierce assault on ISIS targets in Syria in coordination with U.S. defense officials – The French statement said the operation, launched from bases in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, was conducted in coordination with U.S. forces, which have compiled an extensive target list in Raqqa. White House delays plan to close…

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Headlines – July 1, 2016

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Business UK defense industry seeks ‘bold’ government backing after Brexit vote – The UK needs to quickly signal it will support the aerospace, defense and other industries and not wait for the completion of negotiations with the European Union to act, according to the chief executive of ADS, Inc., the country’s leading trade body in…

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News Briefs – February 25, 2019

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Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks Pakistan’s prime minister on Feb. 21 authorized the armed forces to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighboring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals. India has vowed a “jaw-breaking response” to a suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region last week…

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Headlines – July 3, 2017

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News Pentagon sails destroyer near disputed island in South China Sea, officials say – For the second time since President Trump took office, the Pentagon dispatched a U.S. Navy warship to sail near a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News.     Business ULA…

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Headlines – May 31, 2017

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News ‘Direct collision’ for U.S. homeland missile defense test against ICBM target – A monumental intercept test for the United States’ critical homeland defense system designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missile threats from North Korea and Iran was a success, the Missile Defense Agency announced May 30 shortly after the test.   ‘Shocked’ South…

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Headlines – August 29, 2018

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News 300,000 troops, 900 tanks: Russia’s biggest military drills since Cold War – Russia is mobilizing for its biggest military exercise since the height of the Cold War, the Kremlin says, citing a tense international climate that is “frequently aggressive and unfriendly towards us.”   Afghanistan operations could hit 22 years – but don’t call…

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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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