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Headlines May 22, 2015

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News: Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified – Marine Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of the May 17 MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Ariz.   Business: Israel defense exports plunge to seven-year low – Israeli defense sales last year plunged to their…

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News Briefs May 22, 2015

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Ukrainian officer hit with third charge in Russia A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who worked as a spotter for Ukrainian troops fighting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine,…

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Headlines May 20, 2015

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News: Top secret X-37B space plane blasts off on fourth mission – One of the most mysterious craft ever to go into orbit blasted off on a top secret mission this morning.   Business: R&D budget request rises for U.S. Special Operations – The leadership of U.S. Special Operations Command said the force and its acquisitions –…

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News Briefs May 20, 2015

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North Korea ‘many years’ from developing submarine missile A top U.S. military officer says North Korea is many years away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine. But vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James Winnefeld, said May 19 such missiles could eventually present a hard-to-detect danger to…

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House panel approves $578.6 billion for defense spending

Posted May 20, 2015 by Deb Riechmann

The House panel that decides defense spending approved a $578.6 billion blueprint May 19 that fully funds a 2.3 percent pay raise for military men and women, prevents the retirement of the A-10 aircraft that protects ground troops and funds the U.S. fight against terrorism. The spending bill, which mirrors the broad defense policy bill…

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News Briefs May 18, 2015

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Military leaders gather in Hawaii to talk amphibious skills Amphibious military capabilities are on the agenda as the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy host defense leaders from around the Pacific in Hawaii this week. The first-of-its kind meeting comes as territorial disputes over islands grow more heated in the region. U.S. treaty allies Japan and…

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Headlines May 15, 2015

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News: Six Marines dead as chopper found in Nepal – Nepalese rescuers May 15 found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash.   Business: Study…

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

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European officials sing ‘We Are the World’ at NATO meeting In a distinctly different note for a military alliance meeting, European officials ended a NATO meeting with a spirited rendition of “We Are The World.” Taking a break from issues such as the war in Ukraine and instability in the Middle East, NATO and other…

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Headlines May 11, 2015

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News: Airbus A400M aircraft crashes in Spain – An Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which had been ordered by Turkey, crashed May 9 near the Seville airport, Airbus Defence and Space said.   Business: Firms to compete for Canadian ship program – European and U.S. firms will compete to win a multibillion-dollar contract to design the Royal…

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News Briefs May 11, 2015

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Philippines, Japan to hold naval drill in South China Sea The Philippine navy chief says a naval drill that Japan and the Philippines will hold in the South China Sea May 12 should not be a cause for concern for China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with the two countries. Vice Adm. Jesus Millan…

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