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News Briefs – March 13, 2017

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U.S. commander signals larger, longer U.S. presence in Syria The top U.S. commander in the Middle East is signaling that there will be a larger and longer American military presence in Syria to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group and quell friction within the complicated mix of warring factions there. Gen. Joseph Votel,…

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News Briefs – April 15, 2017

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U.S. says withdrawing UN military from Haiti is good example U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.N. peacekeeping has made “a great contribution” to Haiti and the Security Council’s expected vote to withdraw all troops by mid-October is an example of how peacekeeping missions should change as a country’s political situation changes. The United States is…

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News Briefs – May 17, 2017

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Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty The Army says that when transgender solider Chelsea Manning is released from military prison May 17 she will remain on active duty in a special status, pending her final appellate review. An Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said Manning will be released in accordance with former…

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Headlines – June 19, 2017

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News Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shoots down Syrian jet after it attacks U.S. allies – A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 June 18, giving the U.S. military its first air-to-air kill since 1999.   Fitzgerald crew’s ‘heroic efforts’ saved their ship from sinking, admiral says – A top Navy admiral acknowledged…

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News Briefs – July 26, 2017

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U.S. Navy fires warning shots near Iran ship in Persian Gulf A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots July 25 near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the incident….

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News Briefs – August 25, 2017

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Mississippi shipyard to fix destroyer hit in June collision A U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors will be repaired at a Mississippi shipyard, the Navy announced Aug. 23. The USS Fitzgerald will be transported to Pascagoula for work at Ingalls Shipbuilding, part of Huntingdon Ingalls Industries of Newport News,…

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Headlines – September 25, 2017

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News New order bars almost all travel from seven countries – President Trump on Sept. 24 issued a new order banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban, citing threats to national security posed by letting their citizens into the country….

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Headlines – October 30, 2017

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News Two Navy SEALs under suspicion in strangling of green beret in Mali – Navy criminal authorities are investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 strangled to death an Army Green Beret on assignment in Mali in June, military officials say.   Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash –…

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Headlines – December 6, 2017

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News Did American missile defense fail in Saudi Arabia? – The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. It was a victory for the Saudis and for the United States, which supplied the Patriot missile defense system.  …

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Headlines – January 19, 2018

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News Turkey says could act in Syria unless U.S. withdraws support for Kurdish force – Turkey said Jan. 17 it would not hesitate to take action in Syria’s Afrin district and other areas unless the United States withdrew support for a Kurdish-led force there, but Washington denied such plans and said “some people misspoke.”  …

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