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News Briefs – January 15, 2016

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Egypt renews combat deployment in Red Sea, Gulf for a year Egypt says it has renewed for another year its “combat” military deployment in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf regions. The Jan. 14 statement, like similar past ones, does not specify the number of troops or military assets Egypt is deploying in the two…

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Headlines – January 13, 2016

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News Iran releases U.S. sailors held for 16 hours – The morning of Jan. 13, Iran released 10 American sailors unharmed whose riverine boats drifted near Iranian waters, ending a nearly 18-hours of tense negotiations.     Business BAE Systems announces more layoffs at Norfolk shipyard – British defense giant BAE Systems Plc announced hundreds…

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News Briefs – January 13, 2016

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Classified documents prompt wrangling in Bowe Bergdahl case An Army judge is considering how to handle thousands of documents — many of them classified — that will be part of the case against a soldier who walked off an outpost in Afghanistan. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared Jan. 12 before Col. Jeffery Nance, an Army judge,…

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Navy fighter pilot ejects safely as plane crashes in Nevada

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FALLON, Nev.–A U.S. Navy fighter pilot safely ejected before a plane crashed in northern Nevada during a training mission in a remote mountain area about 90 miles east of Reno. Officials at the Naval Air Station in Fallon said Jan. 12 rescue crews safely recovered the pilot after the FA-18A Hornet went down about 8:30…

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Headlines – January 11, 2016

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News U.S. B-52 flight ups ante in nuclear weapons dispute with North Korea – A powerful U.S. B-52 bomber flew low over South Korea Jan. 10, a clear show of force from the United States as a Cold War-style standoff deepened between its ally Seoul and North Korea following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test.    …

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News Briefs – January 11, 2016

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Pakistan to respond to Saudi’s territorial integrity threat Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif has reiterated that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity will evoke a response from Islamabad. Sharif made the remarks Jan. 10 in a statement after Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman called on him in the…

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RPA crashes in central Iraq

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Air Force photograph by A1C Jonathan Snyder An Air Force MQ-1B Predator from the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Ali Base, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft capable of conducting armed reconnaissance. An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed in central Iraq at approximately…

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Headlines – January 8, 2016

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News CENTCOM, PACOM face flattop gaps this spring amid tensions – Crises in the world’s most volatile regions could spell longer deployments and more uncertainty for fleet sailors.     Business Lockheed to upgrade U.S. Army Apache displays to color – Lockheed Martin won a $54.3 million Army contract to upgrade a day-and-night vision target-acquisition-sensor…

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News Briefs – January 8, 2016

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U.S. gives vehicles to Nigerian army The United States Jan. 7 was donating 24 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Nigeria’s military, to enable the country’s soldiers to combat Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who continued cutting a bloody path through northeast Nigeria. About 30 people were killed between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6 in Borno state, as…

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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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