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Headlines – November 6, 2015

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News: House votes to approve 2016 defense policy bill – The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Nov. 5 to approve the 2016 defense policy bill that complies with the terms of the overarching budget deal between the president and congressional leadership, teeing up a vote in the Senate next week.     Business: Belarus eyes fighter…

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Headlines – December 16, 2015

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News Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion, misbehavior charges – Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been recommended for trial by general court-martial, the Army announced Dec. 14.     Business Boeing announces additional share buybacks – Boeing’s board of directors approved additional share buybacks and increased its dividend, the company announced Dec. 14.  …

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Headlines – January 20, 2016

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News Number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq likely to increase – Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Tuesday that the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq will likely increase, citing the recent success in taking the city of Ramadi back from the Islamic State and a need to train more Iraqi military and…

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News Briefs – February 26, 2016

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House chairman: Military files, emails deleted amid probe The House intelligence committee chairman says personnel at U.S. Central Command have deleted files and emails amid allegations that intelligence assessments were altered to exaggerate progress against Islamic State militants. At a hearing Feb. 25, Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he expects the Pentagon to provide the…

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Boeing reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state

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Boeing is reportedly taking steps to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports the aerospace giant has already taken steps to eliminate 4,000 jobs by June and is aiming for about a 10 percent overall cut — which would mean about 8,000 positions in Washington. In February the company…

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News Briefs – May 2, 2016

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Navy commander sentenced to 78 months in bribery scandal A Navy commander who fled Cambodia’s killing fields as a boy to grow up to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced April 29 to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for the services of prostitutes, theater tickets and other…

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Navy identifies Blue Angel following crash

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An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron crashed during yesterday’s air show practice at the Smyrna, Tenn., Airport. The pilot, who did not survive, has been identified. Blue Angel #6 was flown by Capt. Jeff Kuss, 32, of Durango, Colo. He served as the opposing solo pilot. This was Kuss’ second year…

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Headlines – July 1, 2016

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Business UK defense industry seeks ‘bold’ government backing after Brexit vote – The UK needs to quickly signal it will support the aerospace, defense and other industries and not wait for the completion of negotiations with the European Union to act, according to the chief executive of ADS, Inc., the country’s leading trade body in…

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AF declares the F-35A ‘combat ready’

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The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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Headlines – August 31, 2016

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News ISIS destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation – The air base that Iraqi forces hope to use as a staging area to take Mosul back from the Islamic State group was almost completely destroyed by the retreating militants, raising new doubts over whether the long-awaited operation will begin this year.   U.S….

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