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169th FW wrap up Arctic Challenge exercise in Sweden

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:13
U.S. Airmen, equipment and F-16CJ Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing successfully finished the three-week Arctic Challenge Exercise 19.
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Data on US Efforts in Afghanistan Being Kept From Public

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:12
An oft-cited assessment used to measure U.S. progress in Afghanistan, recently tossed aside by commanders, is still being collected, but is no longer available to the public.
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China Will Treat US Drones as Move to Dent its Contested Maritime Claims

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:12
Officials in Beijing will treat $47.9 billion in U.S. drone sales approved for Southeast Asia as another effort to dent their claims to the disputed South China Sea, experts believe, and lash back verbally as well as economically.
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Civilians 'must never be a target,' says UN in Afghanistan, amid troubling number of casualties during Ramadan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:12
The United Nations has urged all parties to the "ongoing intense conflict" across Afghanistan to meet their obligations to protect civilians from harm, denouncing a spate of attacks by militants which killed more than 100 civilians in Kabul alone during Ramadan.
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Scores killed in 'barbaric' attack on Mali village, UN chief urges restraint, calls for 'dialogue' to resolve tensions

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:12
Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters' village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN chief António Guterres for authorities to act fast and "bring the perpetrators to justice".
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At Least 95 Killed in Mali Massacre

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:12
At least 95 people were killed Monday in central Mali when armed men attacked a village overnight, shooting people and setting homes on fire.
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Justice Department to Turn Over Mueller Probe Documents

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:11
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives reached a deal Monday for the Justice Department to turn over crucial documents collected by special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice by trying to thwart his probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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Poland Wants to Buy F-35s if US Ejects Turkey from Program – Reports

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:10
Polish authorities want to get American F-35 fighter jets faster if the United States refuses to supply Turkey with their jets amid Ankara's deal with Russia to obtain the S-400 air defence system.
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U.S. Army partners with Kuwaiti counterparts for exercise

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:10
Kuwait Special Forces soldiers, armed with automatic weapons, quickly navigate four-tactical vehicles through the compound and come to a screeching halt at strategic locations in the vicinity of their objective. Immediately, the soldiers dismount their vehicle and secure the area and wait for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team not far behind.
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Navy's Presidential Helicopter Program Approved for Production of Six Aircraft

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:09
The Navy's Presidential helicopter program awarded a $542 million contract to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, June 10, 2019 to build six VH-92A aircraft, spares and support equipment.
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Russia Argues Against Ukraine's Black Sea Case Before Arbitration Panel

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:09
An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands has begun preliminary hearings of Kyiv's case over Moscow's alleged violations of its rights to coastal waters around Ukraine's Crimea region, which Russia seized in 2014.
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Pakistan Begins Crackdown On Islamist Terror Camps - Indian Intelligence

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:08
New Delhi (Sputnik): The crackdown comes in the backdrop of crucial Plenary and Working Group meetings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global watchdog on anti-money laundering and combating financing terror networks – scheduled to be held in the US city of Orlando between 16-21 June.
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US taking no step to create S-400 working group: Turkey

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:08
A senior Turkish official says the United States has not moved to create a joint working group to discuss Ankara's pending procurement of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.
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Turkish Pilots Grounded From F-35 Training in Arizona - Report

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:08
Turkish pilots will no longer be training to fly F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, Pentagon officials said Monday afternoon. It's part of the continuing fallout from Washington's dispute with Ankara over the latter's decision to buy S-400 air defense systems from Russia.
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Turkey Has 'Plans B, C, D' to Replace F-35 With Su-57, J-31 if US Blocks Delivery – Report

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:08
The US has threatened to strip Turkey of its participation in the F-35 program, and promised that it would not deliver the advanced new fighter jet to Ankara unless it pulls out of its S-400 air defence system deal with Russia.
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US Hasn't Responded to Turkey's Offer to Create Working Group on S-400s - Defence Industry Chief

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:08
Washington has repeatedly expressed its concerns over Ankara's decision to purchase Russia's S-400 air defence system, suggesting the platform would pose a threat to US and NATO systems, including the F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter.
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Intensified fighting in Syria's NW could force 2 million Syrians to flee to Turkey, warns UN

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:07
The United Nations has warned that up to two million Syrians could flee to Turkey if fighting further escalates in the northwestern parts of the Arab country.
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Trump Announces Additional Unspecified Mexico Deal

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:07
President Donald Trump says the United States has signed what he called "another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico," without revealing any details about its contents.
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Confusion Follows Trump Claim of Additional Mexico Deal

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:07
U.S. President Donald Trump faced questions Monday afternoon about his recent deal with Mexico to control immigration, but provided little clarity on what he said were undisclosed portions of the agreement when he spoke with journalists.
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US senators seeking to block Trump's Saudi arms sales

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 06:07
US senators are pushing hard against a raft of planned arms sales to Saudi Arabia after President Donald Trump said he was circumventing Congress to push them through.
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