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News Briefs April 7, 2014

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U.S. strongly committed to protecting Japan Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting Japan’s security. Hagel says it’s understandable for nations to be concerned as…

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Marine Corps to review raid on law offices

Posted May 12, 2014 by Julie Watson

Military criminal investigators raided Marine Corps defense counsel offices at Camp Pendleton, Calif., opening files during a 21/2-hour search and potentially compromising scores of cases, the attorney who oversees Marine defense lawyers in the region said May 9. Investigators raided the offices May 2 in search of a cellphone tied to a case being tried…

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News Briefs June 16, 2014

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Drone training on the rise in New Mexico Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., is devoting more and more time to training pilots in the use of drones. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the number of students learning how to operate remotely piloted aircraft at the Alamogordo base has multiplied. Holloman officials say more than 700…

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Headlines July 21, 2014

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News: IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate – Israel’s Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86 percent of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation ‘Protective Edge’, according to the Israel Defense Forces.   Business: The turnaround of France’s defense giant Thales – Within seconds of meeting Jean-Bernard Levy it becomes apparent that he is…

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News Briefs August 22, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,200 As of Aug. 20, 2014, at least 2,200 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 1,821 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Headlines September 29, 2014

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News: U.S. military limits warplanes used for Islamic State bombings – The U.S. is relying mostly on warplanes already positioned in the region for its air war against the Islamic State, as opposed to dispatching a major buildup of aerial forces that happened in previous campaigns.   Business: At DOD, it’s use-it-or-lose-it season – As fiscal 2014…

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Branson comments on SpaceShipTwo tragedy

Posted November 3, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Virgin Galactic founder, Sir Richard Branson, commented on the SpaceShipTwo crash at a press conference Nov. 1, at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Search continues for missing Airman in Guam

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An Airman who has been missing since Dec. 1 has been identified as Airman Alec M. Dye. Dye was deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and was last seen near Tarague Beach, Guam. The Guam Police Department Marine Unit, U.S. Navy Helicopter…

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Solid rocket boosters arrive at Dryden for storage

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Two space shuttle solid rocket booster casings arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 29 after a transcontinental trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The inert boosters, each of which is more than 149 feet long and more than 12 feet wide, were hauled overland by a modified tractor-trailer rig. Now owned…

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News Briefs – October 22, 2012

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Iraq presses U.S. on need for faster arms deliveries Iraq’s prime minister has pressed the need for faster deliveries of American weapons to help arm his country’s military during a meeting with a senior U.S. defense official. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office said in a statement Oct. 18 the Iraqi leader made the request during…

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