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News Briefs September 15, 2014

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Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sept. 14. Abbott said Australia was responding to a formal request from the United States for specific…

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Headlines September 11, 2014

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News: Obama ready to strike at Islamic State militants in Syria, he tells policy experts – President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have…

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News Briefs September 11, 2014

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U.S. airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq. Central Command says that a combination of U.S. attack, fighter…

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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 September 9, 2014

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California contractor gets prison in tax case A Southern California military contractor who failed to report millions earned from providing services in Iraq has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. Prosecutors say Nadim Saifan Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., was sentenced Sept. 5. He pleaded guilty in May to attempted tax evasion. Authorities…

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Headlines September 4, 2014

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News: U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says – U.S. military forces conducted an operation Sept. 1 against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   Business: Pratt and Whitney halted F-35 engine delivery over titanium – United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt and Whitney unit said it suspended delivery of engines…

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News Briefs September 4, 2014

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U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Sept. 1 in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available. A senior Somali intelligence official said…

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Marine helicopter crashes in the Gulf of Aden

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A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at 2:00 p.m., Sept. 1, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).

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Headlines September 2, 2014

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News: Debris yields clues that pilot never ejected – When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C “Eagle” fighter jet on the afternoon of Aug. 27, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching – the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.  …

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News Briefs September 2, 2014

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Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower…

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