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Headlines – January 6, 2016

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News North Korea says it tested a hydrogen bomb – North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.     Business Boeing wins 10-year T-38C contract as U.S. Air Force looks…

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News Briefs – December 14, 2015

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Maine shipyard union approves four-year, no-raise contract The largest union at Maine’s Bath Iron Works in Augusta, Maine, has approved a four-year contract that contains provisions aimed at making the shipyard more efficient. The Navy shipbuilder said its future competitiveness was at stake when Machinists Union Local S6 voted Dec. 13 in Augusta. The company…

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News Briefs – August 31, 2018

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U.S. military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 3 The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing three fighters. The U.S. Africa Command statement says the strike was carried out on Monday about 24 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu. The U.S. has carried out 21 such…

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News Briefs – December 4, 2015

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Official: Army helicopter crashes in rural Tennessee CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Army helicopter from Fort Campbell, Tenn., has crashed in rural Tennessee. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. Fort Campbell spokesman Maj. Allen Hill said in a statement late Dec. that the AH-64D Apache helicopter went down during…

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U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

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Navy photograph by PO3 Kyleigh Williams An F/A-18 Super Hornet lands on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during exercise Keen Sword 19, Nov. 2, 2018. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat…

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Headlines – September 23, 2016

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News U.S. military seeks more troops for Iraq – The U.S. military is requesting authority to send up to 500 new troops to Iraq ahead of a much-anticipated campaign to take back Mosul from Islamic State, according to U.S. officials, adding to an expanding American presence in the country.     Business STRATCOM nominee ‘strongly’…

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Headlines – December 30, 2015

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News Iran conducts live fire exercise near USS Harry S. Truman – In what the U.S. Navy called an “unnecessarily provocative” move, the Iranian military reportedly sent a ship less than a mile from a U.S. aircraft carrier and began conducting live-fire exercises using unguided rockets.   Top U.S. general may seek more troops for…

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News Briefs – February 29, 2016

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Russia grounds its warplanes in Syria Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Feb. 27, a top military official said. Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the General Staff of Russia’s military said that while Russia will continue air strikes against the Islamic…

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Headlines – February 5, 2016

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News Is Pentagon’s budget about to be nuked? – As time passed, the technologies that comprised the U.S. nuclear enterprise began to near their expiration dates. Now, with a rising China and a resurgent Russia, as well as six other nations armed with nuclear weapons, the Pentagon is sounding an alarm that the tab for…

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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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