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Headlines July 23, 2014

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News: Israel’s Iron Dome defense in line for tripled U.S. spending – Israel’s iron Dome missile defense system may end up getting triple the U.S. funding that the Defense Department sought for it in March. Ukraine asked U.S. for systems to counter Russian missiles – A month before the United States says a Russian missile likely brought…

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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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Headlines February 18, 2015

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News: Carter takes over at Pentagon – President Obama’s fourth secretary of defense took office Feb. 17, bringing in a new team to run the Pentagon for the final two years of the two-term administration.   Business: Pratt and Whitney subpoenaed by Pentagon inspector over pricing – The Pentagon inspector general has subpoenaed United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt…

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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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