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News Briefs – March 23, 2016

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House passes bill to allow female pilots’ ashes at Arlington The House has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawmakers March 22 voted 385-0 to approve the bill sponsored by an Arizona Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally, herself a retired Air…

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News Briefs – November 25, 2015

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Australia leader talks down prospect of U.S.-led army in Syria There is no support among world leaders for the prospect of a U.S.-led army in Iraq and Syria to take back ground from Islamic State militants, Australia’s prime minister said Nov. 24. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a speech to Parliament on national security…

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Headlines – August 30, 2017

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News North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test – North Korea carried out one of its most provocative missile tests in recent years early Aug. 29, hurling a ballistic missile directly over Japan that prompted the government in Tokyo to warn residents in its path to take cover.   Search still underway for…

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Headlines – July 5, 2017

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News North Korea heralds ‘final step towards nuclear state able to strike anywhere’ – North Korea on July 4 said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, catching military experts off-guard and ratcheting up pressure on its Asian neighbours to take a harder line against the hermit nation.     Business Blackbird set…

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Headlines – June 20, 2016

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News Iraq, Afghan vets may have their own Agent Orange – While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000…

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Headlines – March 23, 2018

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News New Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving – President Donald Trump late on March 23 issued a new order banning transgender individuals from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” again insisting they pose a threat to military readiness.     Business Emerging German-Dutch naval tie-up has industry abuzz –…

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News Briefs – January 18, 2017

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China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed China’s military said Jan. 17 that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical weapon cleanup…

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News Briefs – May 26, 2017

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U.S., Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria A senior American Air Force commander says daily U.S. military phone calls with Russia have increased as the two countries work to avoid aircraft mishaps in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is in charge of U.S. air…

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Headlines – March 19, 2018

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News U.S. helicopter crashes in western Iraq – A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, U.S. officials said March 15.   Navy identifies aviators killed in Super Hornet crash – Navy officials have identified the two aviators killed March 14 when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on…

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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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