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News Briefs August 25, 2014

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China says U.S. plane intercept was professional China’s Defense Ministry has rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. The ministry issued a statement Aug. 23 attributed to spokesman Yang Yujun calling the U.S. accusations groundless. It…

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Headlines October 1, 2014

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Veterans: Substantial VA staff will face discipline – A substantial number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Sept. 30, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a…

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Headlines November 3, 2014

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News: Marine veteran freed from Mexican jail – A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana Oct.31 ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran being held in Baja California on federal weapons charges.   Business: Work on ‘unique weapons’ for F-35 partners, EW tools on hold until Congress acts – Work on things like systems to…

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Headlines December 5, 2014

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News: NASA’s Orion blasts off in historic test flight – The towering rocket carrying NASA’s new Orion spacecraft blasted off just after sunrise Dec. 5 in an historic test flight designed to ultimately bring humans to Mars. U.S. House sends massive Pentagon policy bill to Senate – The U.S. House Dec. 4 easily passed a massive Pentagon…

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Headlines January 12, 2015

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News: SpaceX rocket nails launch, but narrowly misses landing test – An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off Jan. 10 to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.   Business: Defense industry running out of time; mergers…

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News Briefs – September 17, 2012

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Neil Armstrong, first to walk on moon, buried at sea The first man to walk on the moon has been buried at sea. NASA says Neil Armstrong’s cremated remains were buried in the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 14 during a ceremony aboard the USS Philippine Sea. Armstrong was a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space…

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New Briefs – November 14, 2012

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Administration deciding on post-2014 troop levels Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan – and for what purposes – after the U.S.-led combat mission ends in 2014. Panetta tells reporters aboard his plane en route from…

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Business Airbus seen posting 900 orders, 580 deliveries for 2012; Global Hawk maker Northrop to skip Paris air show; Budget deal leaves U.S. defense sector in limbo;     International Russia poised for largest naval exercise for decades; Troops’ role changing as 2012 ends in Afghanistan; United Kingdom MoD pays £500,000 compensation to Afghan victims;…

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News Briefs February 6, 2013

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United Technologies approves buyback of 60 million shares United Technologies may buy back up to 60 million of its shares, replacing an approximately $4.3 billion stock buyback program which began almost three years ago and is nearly spent. The industrial conglomerate said Feb. 4 that the new program’s value is $5.4 billion at today’s stock…

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Headlines: March 11, 2013

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News Three dead in U.S. Navy Prowler crash Three people were killed in a training flight after an E/A-6B Prowler crashed into a wooded area 50 miles west-southwest of Spokane, Wash. A source familiar with the crash confirmed that there were three people onboard the aircraft, which belonged to Electronic Attack Squadron 129, the Vikings….

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