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Headlines – March 23, 2016

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News U.S. European Command bans troops from travel to Brussels – U.S. troops and their families have been banned from traveling to Brussels in their free time until further notice, U.S. European Command said March 22.   Army announces Afghanistan deployment for 500 soldiers – About 500 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division will deploy…

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Headlines – August 29, 2016

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News Iranian boats escalate confrontations with U.S. Navy – Iranian paramilitaries in the Persian Gulf are ratcheting up their confrontations with U.S. warships in international waters, and the U.S. is taking notice.   Ground Zero in the new Cold War – The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not…

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News Briefs – May 24, 2017

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Wal-Mart expands military leave-of-absence policy Wal-Mart announced May 23 that it’s expanding its military leave-of-absence policy by offering differential pay to all eligible employees who are on military assignments lasting more than three days. The Bentonville, Ark.,-based company said in a news release that the differential pay will cover the duration of military leave, including…

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Headlines – September 14, 2018

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News Nation’s top Marine invokes World War II when talking Afghanistan time commitment: ‘We’re still in Germany; we’re still in Japan’ – The specter of a decades-long American presence in Afghanistan was raised Sept. 12 in San Diego by the nation’s top Marine, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller.     Business Estonia…

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News Briefs – September 21, 2018

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Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military’s combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favor of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military has…

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Headlines – August 13, 2018

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News Pentagon lays groundwork for Space Force to blast off in 2020 – Vice President Mike Pence on Aug. 9 unveiled the Pentagon’s plan to set the stage for a Space Force — a new military service branch centered around space operations — which could be in effect as early as 2020.     Business…

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Headlines – January 10, 2018

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News SpaceX launched a spy satellite Jan. 7. It may have failed. What happens now? – SpaceX is denying it played any part in the apparent failure of an expensive, mysterious government satellite system that launched Jan. 7.     Business GAO dismisses Raytheon’s JSTARS protest, cementing Northrop as radar provider – Raytheon is officially…

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News Briefs – March 8, 2019

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About $25 million be forfeited to U.S. to resolve criminal case Federal prosecutors have announced a settlement in a case involving falsified records about supplies being provided to the military. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on March 5 that the civil settlement is part of a global settlement involving a…

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News Briefs – April 16, 2018

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Simulated chemical incident part of Jordan-US military drill The United States and Jordan have launched a 12-day military exercise with scenarios ranging from border security to counter-terrorism and for the first time a simulated chemical incident. The Eager Lion drill started April 15, a day after the U.S., France and Britain launched missiles at Syrian…

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News Briefs – April 20, 2018

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Ex-Russian officer’s convictions upheld in U.S. forces attack A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a former Russian military officer who received a life sentence for leading a 2009 Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 18 in the case of Irek Hamidullin, who…

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