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Headlines March 25, 2015

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News: Obama says more troops will stay in Afghanistan next year – President Obama March 24 formally abandoned his pledge to bring U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan down to 5,000 by the end of this year, saying the current force of about 10,000 will remain there into 2016.   Business: U.S. special ops to sole-source 2,000…

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News Briefs March 25, 2015

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Pentagon notifying U.S. troops named by alleged IS hackers The Pentagon said March 23 it is notifying 100 U.S. military members that their names and addresses were posted on the Internet by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division. The group said it was posting the information, including photos of the individuals, to…

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Headlines March 23, 2015

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News: House aides preview major Pentagon reforms – Reform of the Pentagon’s weapons buying habits will lead Rep. Mac Thornberry’s agenda as head of the House Armed Services Committee say committee aides, a long-term plan the Texas Republican will formally outline March 23 at a Washington think tank.   Business: Lockheed fixing software glitch with GPS…

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News Briefs March 23, 2015

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Arizona Veterans Courts push counseling, not jail for veterans Arizona military veterans who land in court for minor offenses are also landing second chances. Judges and prosecutors across the state have been holding Veterans Courts to make sure defendants who may have physical and mental battle wounds get rehabilitation instead of jail time. The Arizona…

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Headlines March 18, 2015

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News: Predator UAV lost over Syria – An MQ-1 Predator was lost March 17 while flying over northwest Syria, according to a defense official. Air Force blasted for defying Congress over Russian rocket ban – Top lawmakers are angrily accusing the Air Force of slow-walking a congressional mandate to stop using Russian rocket engines for spy satellite…

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News Briefs March 18, 2015

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Moldovan president calls for closer cooperation with NATO Moldova’s president says the former Soviet republic should cooperate closer with NATO to boost its security because it faces the threat of a military conflict with Russia. President Nicolae Timofti said in a television interview March 17 that he was concerned about what he called ìthreats to…

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Headlines March 16, 2015

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News: Officials: U.S. to keep higher troop level in Afghanistan – The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. Jet lost control during takeoff…

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News Briefs March 16, 2015

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Venezuela conducts military exercises, citing U.S. threat Venezuelan soldiers are starting 10 days of military exercises that the president of the socialist-governed South American country says are needed to protect against a looming threat from the U.S. Nearly 100,000 members of the Venezuelan armed forces began conducting exercises at points all over country March 14….

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Service members involved in UH-60 crash identified

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The U.S. Marine Corps Forces, U.S. Special Operations Command and the Louisiana National Guard has formally announced the names of the seven Marines and four soldiers who died in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk crash near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., at approximately 8:30 p.m., March 10. They include: Marine Capt. Stanford H. Shaw, III,…

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Headlines March 13, 2015

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News: All but two bodies recovered from U.S. military helicopter crash – Search teams March 12 found the wreckage of a crashed Army Black Hawk helicopter and recovered all but two of the bodies of servicemen killed in the March 10 accident off the coast of Florida.   Business: UTC boss: Sikorsky no longer a good…

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