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Headlines April 7, 2014

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News: Without Capitol Hill advocates, U.S. weapons cuts all but certain – Widespread opposition has yet to form around any single Pentagon proposal to cut a specific weapon system, indicating most could be implemented despite lawmakers’ protestations on behalf of parochial interests. Military hitting the breaking point on mental health problems – As more details come to…

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Headlines May 12, 2014

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News: Marine jet crashes in Arizona desert; pilot OK – A Marine Corps Harrier jet crashed on tribal land south of Phoenix May 9, but authorities said the pilot was able to eject safely. Budget axe hovering over the military – House lawmakers have rejected most of the Pentagon’s proposed cost-saving measures for next year, raising serious…

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Headlines June 16, 2014

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News: $40 billion missile defense system proves unreliable – With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.    Business: RFP for U.S. bomber coming soon, Air Force’s top buyer says – The request for proposal on the U.S. Air Force’s long…

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News Briefs July 23, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194 As of July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 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. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally. At least…

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Headlines August 22, 2014

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News: GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap – Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.   Business: U.S. Air Force issues RFI for new rocket engine – The US Air Force is officially looking into…

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News Briefs October 1, 2014

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Egypt president gives army control of arms imports The Egyptian president has amended a law, giving the country’s army control over weapons and ammunition imports. The Sept. 30 statement from the presidency says Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi changed articles stipulating that a permit for weapons’ imports has to be granted by the Interior Ministry, which is in…

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Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot

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PORT HUENEME, Calif. – A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Oct. 29, killing the pilot, authorities said. The plane disintegrated when it hit the ground at about 5:15 p.m. as it was preparing to land at Naval Station Ventura County. The crash sent…

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

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Navy Blue Angel slides off runway in Maine A jet from the Navy’s elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team has skidded off a runway in Maine. No injuries are reported. An official at the former base where the fighter was landing to promote an air show says the F/A-18 Hornet slid off the end of…

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News Briefs January 12, 2015

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Dempsey describes cyberwarfare as a level playing field Gen. Martin Dempsey says the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrates the military superiority enjoyed by the United States doesn’t necessarily carry over to the cyberworld. As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey serves as President Barack Obama’s chief military adviser. In a taped interview…

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Weather postpones Endeavour ferry flight

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NASA’s planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has been postponed until Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Sept. 17. To ensure a safe flight for Endeavour and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the California Science Center, decided Sunday to delay the flight because…

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