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Headlines – November 2, 2015

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News Moscow shifts sales focus eastward – In the wake of Russia’s falling out with the West over the crisis in Ukraine last year, Moscow’s arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, has been targeting new arms export markets as part of a larger Kremlin policy to economically pivot away from the West and toward the East.  …

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Headlines – April 15, 2016

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News Carrier group returns to South China Sea amid tensions – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected soon to visit the Stennis on its patrol, which comes as the Obama administration grapples with how to respond to China’s territorial grab in the strategically vital South China Sea.     Business Northrop’s mystery bomber bid may…

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News Briefs – August 13, 2018

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For now, U.S. Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press Aug. 8 and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and…

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Headlines – December 19, 2016

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News China says it will give drone back, but Trump says ‘keep it’ – China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told “we don’t want the drone they stole…

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News Briefs – December 11, 2015

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U.S. ready to do more to help retake Ramadi Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is prepared to assist the Iraqi army with more personnel and equipment to help them fight Islamic State militants. Carter said Dec. 9 that the U.S. would provide attack helicopters and additional military advisers in the fight to retake…

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News Briefs – April 19, 2017

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Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported April 17 that a memo from the company’s vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive. Hamilton also…

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Headlines – June 22, 2018

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News Ex-soldier who shot up Afghan village may seek clemency from president, lawyer says – Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes….

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Headlines – June 8, 2018

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News Are we headed for a ‘cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ with Russia? – The risk posed to U.S. national security by what are believed to be Russian-backed hacking groups, is similar to the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis according to Cipher Brief Experts, but different, in that the U.S. has no clear and obvious deterrent…

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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 – June 12, 2017

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<h3?Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas The Navy’s newest combat ship was put into active service following a commissioning ceremony June 10, named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured during a 2011 shooting. Giffords told a crowd at the ceremony in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Galveston that she was…

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