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News Briefs February 14, 2014

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Suspicious packages sent to U.K. army centers Bomb-disposal teams have been dispatched and streets cordoned off after suspicious packages were sent to several British Army recruitment offices in southern England. Counter terrorism police said packages were found Feb. 13 in the towns of Oxford, Slough and Brighton, while similar packages were found earlier this week…

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Headlines March 24, 2014

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News: Two killed in shooting at Naval base – A base spokeswoman says two people were killed in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk.  GAO questions affordability of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – In the latest downbeat assessment of the Pentagon’s 13-year struggle to build the Joint Strike Fighter, Congress’s watchdog March 24 warned that the high-tech…

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Headlines May 2, 2014

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Business: Airbus: U.S. Army’s extra Lakota helicopter buy boosts foreign sale potential – The U.S. Army’s decision to purchase 100 additional Airbus UH-72 Lakota helicopters for pilot training increases the potential for international sales of the aircraft, according to company officials. Levin asks Pentagon whether F-35 engine needs competition – Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin…

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News Briefs June 4, 2014

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Pentagon: Russian fighter intercepted U.S. plane The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted an American reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Pacific in late April, prompting top officials to communicate their concerns to the Russian military. A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, said June 3 the Russian Su-27 fighter flew across the…

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News Briefs July 14, 2014

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Tanks, military vehicles auctioned in California PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. – Collectors from around the world have snapped up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles amassed by a Silicon Valley engineer, auction officials said July 13. Jacques Littlefield’s collection, one of the nation’s most extensive and historic, was sold in the San Francisco Bay…

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News Briefs August 15, 2014

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U.S. to deliver more weapons to Lebanese military The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon says Washington will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from militants from Syria. Ambassador David Hale says the deliveries come in response to a request from the Lebanese armed forces for emergency…

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News Briefs September 22, 2014

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U.S. general: Arab nations needed in Iraq, Syria The top U.S. military officer says Arab countries need to take a more direct role in the U.S. military mission in Iraq before it can be credible and sustainable. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sept. 21 that President Barack Obama…

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Headlines October 22, 2014

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News: Northrop challenges 3DELRR contract award – Northrop Grumman has formally issued a protest against the US Air Force’s decision to award its next-generation ground based radar to competitor Raytheon.   Business: Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties – For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate…

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as defense secretary

Posted November 24, 2014 by TSgt. Jake Richmond

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the White House Nov. 24. The president announced that Hagel would resign his position as defense secretary. Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s class and integrity, President Barack Obama announced Nov. 24 at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said…

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News Briefs December 31, 2014

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German opposition urges probe into NATO ‘hit list’ German opposition lawmakers called Dec. 30 for an investigation into reports that the country’s army and foreign intelligence agency contributed to a NATO list of Taliban targets in Afghanistan, some of whom were killed. Citing NATO documents, German newspapers Der Spiegel and Bild have reported that Germany…

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