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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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News Briefs – February 24, 2016

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Cambodian navy to hold training exercise with Chinese ships PHNOM PENH, Cambodia–Cambodia is holding its biggest-ever joint naval training exercise with China this week, a senior Cambodian officer said Feb. 23. Deputy navy chief Vice Admiral Vann Bunneang said 70 Cambodian sailors will join 737 Chinese counterparts on three Chinese warships that have already docked…

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Headlines – February 22, 2016

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News Russia wants to fly over U.S. with advanced digital camera – Russia will ask permission Feb. 22 to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.     Business China defense companies remain secretive…

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News Briefs – February 22, 2016

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U.S. Air Force test-launches Minuteman missile from California The U.S. Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile has been launched from California’s central coast in the latest test of the intercontinental system. The missile blasted off at 11:34 p.m., PST, from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. “There was a slight delay…

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Headlines – February 19, 2016

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News Study: Military falls short in treating new cases of war-related stress – The U.S. military is struggling to provide adequate therapy sessions for thousands of active-duty troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, a massive study released Thursday concludes.     Business France expects six A400Ms fitted to tactical standard by year’s end…

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News Briefs – February 19, 2016

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Alabama Army contractor gets prison for taking kickbacks An Alabama man once employed by an Army contractor has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to taking kickbacks and evading taxes. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Victor Villalobos of Enterprise, Ala., was sentenced Feb. 17 by a judge in the Southern District…

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Headlines – February 17, 2016

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News U.S. sends F-22s to South Korea as tension mounts with North Korea – Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea Feb. 17 in a clear show of power against North Korea, a day after South Korea’s president warned of the North’s collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions….

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News Briefs – February 17, 2016

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Iranian defense minister in Moscow to boost military ties The Iranian defense minister is visiting Moscow for talks about closer military cooperation. Gen. Hossein Dehghan met Feb. 16 with President Vladimir Putin and also held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. Shoigu hailed a “high level of mutual trust” between Moscow and Tehran and…

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Headlines – February 15, 2016

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News Senator McCain says could subpoena U.S. sailors held by Iran – U.S. Republican Senator John McCain said Feb. 14 he would subpoena 10 U.S. sailors to testify about their brief detention by Iran if the Obama administration does not provide the findings of an investigation into the incident by March 1.     Business…

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News Briefs – February 15, 2016

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Saudi Arabia, allies gather for major military exercises Saudi Arabia says troops from 20 countries are gathering in the oil-rich nation for large-scale military exercises. The kingdom announced the exercises Feb. 14 on the official Saudi Press Agency, describing them as “the largest and most important” military maneuvers in the region’s history. It says the…

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