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Headlines April 15, 2015

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News: Blackwater guards sentenced – A federal judge has sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others. SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing – SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station…

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U.S. Air Force grounds T-6A Texan II training aircraft The U.S. Air Force has grounded all its T-6A Texan II training aircraft because of a potential malfunction in the oil line of the aircraft’s engine. The grounding, first reported April 14 by the Enid News & Eagle, includes Vance Air Force Base in Okla.; Columbus…

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News: On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails – The fact that Carter plans to return to Asia next month to attend an international security conference in Singapore and to visit India is evidence that he embraces President Barack Obama’s view that the region is increasingly important to U.S. long-term national security and…

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Indian premier wins Airbus pledge to manufacture in India Airbus says it is ready to manufacture helicopters, satellites and military transport planes in India. The European planemaker made the announcement April 11 after a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to its headquarters in Toulouse in southern France. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said…

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Headlines April 10, 2015

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News Military confirms U.S. soldier killed in insider attack The military in Afghanistan April 9 confirmed that an American soldier was killed and eight others were wounded in a deadly insider attack.   Business Kendall: New U.S. Air Force bomber will compete upgrades The US Air Force’s next-generation bomber program will compete the right to…

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U.S. opts for envoy-level presence at Russia VE Day parade The Obama administration says the U.S. will be represented by its ambassador to Russia at a military parade in Moscow next month. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. The State Department said April 9 that the U.S….

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Headlines April 8, 2015

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News: U.S. promises to beef up defense aid to Persian Gulf allies – The White House has invited leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman – to the presidential retreat at Camp David in coming weeks, though the date is not confirmed. U.S. officials are…

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U.S. approves $952 million sale of helicopters, missiles to Pakistan The Obama administration has notified Congress that it is selling Pakistan $952 million worth of attack helicopters, air-to-surface missiles and other forms of military assistance. The State Department says the deal would help a vital counterterrorism partner and advance U.S. national security. The 15 Viper…

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News: The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad – Trying to fashion a shield against a sneak missile attack, military planners gambled on costly projects that flopped, leaving a hole in U.S. homeland defense.   Business: U.S. says would back India buying U.S. aircraft carrier technology – The U.S. government would support selling General Atomics’ electromagnetic launching system…

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Korean War soldier’s remains to be returned to Richmond The remains of a soldier who had been missing since the Korean War are being returned to Richmond, Va. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the remains of Army Cpl. Lindsey C. Lockett are scheduled to be flown to Richmond April 9. The Department of Defense POW/MIA…

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