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Headlines – October 14, 2016

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News U.S. troops face new threat as ISIS deploys flying IEDs – Drone warfare recently entered a new chapter in which America’s adversaries can successfully deliver explosives via cheap, commercially-available unmanned aircraft, challenging the U.S. military to go on the defensive.   Missile attacks on U.S. ships: A threat to deployed forces and a new…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2016

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Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles in same day The Russian military has test-fired three ballistic missiles in one day, drills that come amid a U.S.-Russian rift over Syria. The Defense Ministry said a nuclear submarine of the Russian Pacific Fleet launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk off Russia’s far east…

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Headlines – October 12, 2016

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News Pentagon confronts a new threat from ISIS: Exploding drones – The Islamic State has used surveillance drones on the battlefield for some time, but three recent attacks — all targeting Iraqi troops — have highlighted its success in adapting readily accessible technology into a potentially effective new weapon.     Business U.S. allows Qatar…

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Headlines – October 10, 2016

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News Trump, Clinton debate the use of U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump contradicted his running mate during Sunday’s debate, promising keep U.S. ground troops out of the civil war in Syria.   U.S. military says two service members wounded in Afghanistan – They were “conducting a normal security patrol”…

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News Briefs – October 10, 2016

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Afghan army helicopter crashes in north Afghanistan; 8 dead Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Oct. 9 morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that five crew members and three army soldiers were killed in the crash. The crash took place in Dand…

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Headlines – October 7, 2016

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News Dozens of Afghan troops missing from military training in U.S. – Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said.     Business Poland drops Caracal helicopter talks with Airbus –…

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News Briefs – October 7, 2016

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EU forces, NATO and Bosnian Army conduct exercise in Bosnia MANJACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina–The European Union Force deployed in Bosnia, NATO troops from neighboring Kosovo and soldiers of the Bosnian Army have concluded their days-long exercise designed to show how effectively they can act if needed. A EUFOR statement said Oct. 5 the “Quick Response 2016” exercise…

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Headlines – October 5, 2016

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News Armed drone export standards sought by U.S., dozens of allies – The Obama administration is working with as many as 40 nations to develop principles for the export of armed drones — and unarmed versions configured to carry weapons — in recognition of the booming demand worldwide for pilotless aircraft.   Pentagon fronts bomb…

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News Briefs – October 5, 2016

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U.S. service member killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan The U.S. military says a U.S. commando has been killed in Afghanistan after being hit by a roadside bomb while on patrol with Afghan forces in a northeastern province bordering Pakistan. U.S. forces have been conducting counterterror operations with Afghan troops against Islamic State militants in…

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News Briefs – October 3, 2016

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Turkey renews OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq Turkey’s state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group. The resolution, first passed in 2014, was renewed Oct. 1, the first and only item on the…

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