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News Briefs March 26, 2014

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U.S. military: Budget cuts hurt readiness in Asia Top U.S. military officers in the Asia-Pacific region say budget cuts could hurt the ability of American forces to respond to a security crisis, including on the Korean peninsula. Pacific commander Adm. Samuel Locklear says U.S. allies are starting to question U.S. ìstaying powerî as a guarantor…

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News Briefs May 2, 2014

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Top two Pentagon intelligence officials quitting The Pentagon says the top two officials at its Defense Intelligence Agency are retiring. The departure of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as director of the DIA and David Shedd as his deputy was announced Wednesday by the Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. Kirby said the two…

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Headlines June 2, 2014

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News: Military community reaction mixed to Bergdahl release - Though Americans may be celebrating the release of the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan by the Taliban, the reaction of the military community has been mixed at best.   Freed prisoners were battle-hardened Taliban commanders - They were among the Taliban’s most influential commanders – five men…

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Headlines July 14, 2014

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News: U.S. no longer tech leader in military war gear - The world’s fighting forces are not turning to the United States first anymore when it comes to war gear. Instead, companies in Europe and beyond are equipping armies with high-tech gear, embracing technology that has outpaced American efforts, which used to be first rate.  …

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News briefs – September 6th, 2012

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,974   As of Sept. 4, 2012, at least 1,974 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,650 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a…

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News Briefs – October 24, 2012

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United Kingdom to double its armed drone fleet in Afghanistan The British military says it is doubling the size of its armed drone fleet in Afghanistan to 10 with the purchase of a batch of new Reapers. The Ministry of Defense said late Oct. 22 that five recently-purchased unmanned aerial vehicles would be remotely operated…

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News Briefs – December 17, 2012

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400 workers to be laid off at Indiana Humvee plant   AM General says it plans to lay off 400 employees at its military assembly plant in northern Indiana beginning Jan. 1. Company spokesman Jeff Adams tells the South Bend Tribune that the layoffs announced Dec. 13 will last until March. Adams says such temporary…

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Carter: Sequestration planning requires balance

Posted January 28, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

Planning for sequestration is the practical thing to do and doesnít indicate a lack of confidence in Congress, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Jan. 27 in an interview on ìThis Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian. Though Congress voted earlier this month to delay until March 2 the implementation of about $500…

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with it’s Dragon spacecraft onboard, lifts off from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 1. Following launch, SpaceX confirmed its Falcon 9 rocket lifted off as planned and experienced a nominal flight. After Dragon achieved orbit, the spacecraft experienced an issue with a propellant…

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News Briefs April 1, 2013

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U.S. Air Force says B-2 mission cost $2.1 million The U.S. Air Force says it cost $2.1 million to send two nuclear-capable B-2 bombers on a training exercise over South Korea that was widely viewed as a show of force in response to threats from North Korea. The service’s Global Strike Command said March 29…

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