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News Briefs – August 22, 2012

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Obama: Military budget deal unlikely by November   President Barack Obama says he doesn’t believe Congress can reach a deal before the November elections that avoids deep cuts in military spending, but says he is optimistic that reductions won’t occur. Obama says he has made sure that service members don’t lose pay or benefits and…

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News Briefs – August 21, 2012

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USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor   The 215-year-old USS Constitution has sailed for the first time since 1997, taking a 17-minute cruise across Boston Harbor. The short trip Aug. 19 was to commemorate the Navy ship’s victory over a British warship of a similar size in a fierce battle during the War…

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News Briefs – August 20, 2012

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Army suicides doubled last month from June’s total   The Army says suicides among active-duty soldiers more than doubled in July from the month before. That marks an acceleration of a military-wide trend this year that has caused Pentagon leaders to step up their search for solutions to a problem that has worsened in 2012…

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Black Hawk crash kills seven Americans, four Afghans

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Heidi Vogt

A U.S. military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan Aug. 16, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk. American service personnel in Afghanistan are…

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Helicopter crash in Afghanistan Kills 11

Posted August 18, 2012 by staff

Eleven people were killed Aug. 16 when their International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, ISAF officials reported. The crash killed four ISAF service members, three U.S. Afghanistan service members, three members of the Afghan national security forces and an Afghan civilian interpreter, officials said. The cause of the crash is under investigation,…

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Israel sees month long war after Iran strike

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Amy Teibel

An Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program could trigger a bloody month long war on multiple fronts, killing hundreds of Israelis or more, the Israeli Cabinet’s civil defense chief warned in an interview published Wednesday. It was the most explicit assessment yet of how the government sees events unfolding in the aftermath of an Israeli…

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News Briefs – August 14, 2012

Posted August 15, 2012 by staff

Pakistan military plans to open new front   Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the Pakistani military has indicated that it plans to begin combat operations soon in a tribal area near the Afghan border that is a haven for al Qaeda-affiliated Haqqani militants. Speaking to The Associated Press in his Pentagon office Aug. 13, Panetta…

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News Briefs – August 14, 2012

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U.S. Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf   The U.S. Navy says one of its guided-missile destroyers collided with an oil tanker early Aug. 12 but that no one was injured in the accident. The collision involving the USS Porter and the Panamanian-flagged bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan occurred at approximately 1 a.m….

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News Briefs – August 13, 2012

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Northrop Grumman to cut 35 jobs in Colorado Northrop Grumman says it expects to lay off 35 employees in Lafayette, Colo., Sept. 4, when it ends its internal service desk operations there. The Daily Camera reports the Falls Church, Va.,-based security and defense firm told Colorado officials of its plans in a notice in June….

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New DIA director expects intensified demands for intelligence

Posted August 13, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

The new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is approaching his dream job with eyes wide open, valuing people over technology and expecting a future that holds more intense demands for intelligence. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn became DIA director July 24, as well as commander of the collocated joint functional component command for…

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