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Headlines November 27, 2013

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News: Rules of engagement limit the actions of U.S. troops, drones in Afghanistan - The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say. NASA under fire for bonus payments to contractors - The internal watchdog for NASA…

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News Briefs January 4, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,162 As of Dec. 31, 2013, at least 2,162 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 1,788 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Report: U.S. troop morale higher in Afghanistan

Posted February 5, 2014 by Pauline Jelinek

U.S. soldiers had higher morale and suffered fewer mental health problems in Afghanistan last year as they handed off more duties to Afghans and saw less combat themselves, according to a report released Feb. 3. The Army report was drawn from a battlefield survey and interviews in June and July. It was the ninth time…

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News Briefs March 14, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,176 As of March 11, at least 2,176 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 1,796 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of…

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Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

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Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division. The layoffs will occur over the next 60 days. Both aircraft makers are based in Wichita, Kansas, and Textron says about 575 of the affected jobs are based in Kansas. Management and…

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Machinists union votes to settle Stennis strike

Posted May 23, 2014 by AP

Machinists union members at Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center have voted to accept a contract proposal from Lockheed Martin, settling a five-day strike. Union spokesman Frank Larkin said members of Machinists Lodge 2249 voted 41-7 May 20 to accept a contract with Lockheed Martin. The union represents about 115 workers who support NASA rocket testing at…

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Headlines June 30, 2014

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News: Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs - President Obama intends to nominate a former executive at Proctor and Gamble to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, according to top members of Congress on veteran’s issues.  50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle - When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs…

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News Briefs August 6, 2014

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U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,198 As of Aug. 5, 2014, at least 2,198 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 1,819 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result…

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Headlines September 9, 2014

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News: NATO unable to finalize troop numbers for Afghanistan - NATO leaders did not agree on the size of a training and assistance force expected to be based in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2017, as the alliance still waits for Kabul to approve an operating arrangement. F-35 head: Delays coming if test planes grounded through September -…

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News Briefs October 13, 2014

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U.S. says Turkey OKs use of bases against militants American defense officials say Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border, for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, The Obama administration has pressed Turkey for a larger role against…

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