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News Briefs November 3, 2014

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Despite spat with Russia Poles honor Soviet troops The diplomatic spat with Russia over Ukraine has not prevented Poles from placing hundreds of candles on the graves of Red Army soldiers killed in January 1945 while driving Nazi German troops from the city. Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day in Poland and people visit family…

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News Briefs December 8, 2014

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Israeli military opens new Gaza war investigations The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal investigations into cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer’s Gaza war. The Dec. 6 announcement appears to be a further attempt to head off international investigations into the military’s conduct during the 50-day conflict. More than 2,100…

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News Briefs January 14, 2015

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Navy looks to private contractors for more sub maintenance With U.S. attack submarines sidelined by extended delays at government shipyards, the Navy is turning to private companies to perform more of the maintenance work on the nuclear-powered vessels. The commander of the Navy’s submarine force, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, says routine overhauls that once took…

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Headlines February 23, 2015

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News: Republicans, Democrats want more DOD spending – Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided about how much the country should spend on the military, but a growing number of all Americans say the Pentagon budget is too small.   Business: New armed UAV export rules help U.S. firms – New U.S. rules loosening restrictions on exports of…

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Headlines April 1, 2015

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News: Iranian aircraft buzzed U.S. Navy helo in Persian Gulf – An Iranian aircraft buzzed a Navy helicopter operating in the Persian Gulf earlier this month, a U.S. military official said March 31. Active duty suicides up in 2014 – Suicides among active duty members of the military increased in 2014, though reservists and members of the…

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SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in first test of crew escape

Posted May 8, 2015 by Marcia Dunn

SpaceX chalked up another big test flight May 6, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. No humans were on board, just a life-size dummy, for the first-of-its-kind flight. The whole thing lasted just 1½ minutes, but represented a huge milestone in SpaceX’s effort to…

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Headlines June 24, 2015

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News: Pentagon placing gear in Eastern Europe – The Pentagon will place approximately 250 tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers throughout six countries that are close to Russia, the department announced June 23.   Business: U.S. Air Force wants improved day-night F-22 Raptor helmet by 2020 – A long-running effort to provide F-22 Raptor…

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Headlines August 21, 2015

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News: Defense secretary: We’re looking at U.S. sites for Gitmo detainees – Pentagon teams are examining sites in the United States to move terror detainees currently held at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Aug. 20. F-16 pilot remains hospitalized after ground crash at Nellis Air Force Base – An Air…

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News Briefs – September 7, 2012

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Colorado loses bid to speed destruction of weapons A federal court says Colorado doesn’t have the authority to set a deadline for the Army to destroy chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Sept. 5 upheld a lower court’s decision throwing out the state’s lawsuit. Colorado argued that…

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NASA Dryden F/A-18 to chase ‘FaINT’ sonic booms

Posted October 26, 2012 by timchisham

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA’s F/A-18B mission support aircraft 852 is pictured flying over the high desert near the Tehachapi Mountains northwest of Mojave, Calif. The aircraft will be flying a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles during the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project at NASA Dryden. NASA’s…

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