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U.S.-led forces fighting the Islamic State are adjusting their tactics in Iraq and Syria based on evidence that the terrorist group lures airstrikes at buildings in which they have trapped civilians, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Thursday.



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Air Force squadrons join exercises in Greece, Netherlands

The Air Force’s 482nd Fighter Wing has united with NATO partners for the annual Exercise Iniohos 17 in Greece. Meanwhile, airmen and F-15C Eagles from the Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard have deployed to the Netherlands in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.


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Commissary sales, transactions continue worrisome slide

A steady fall in commissary sales and store transactions since 2012 suggests Congress and Defense Department officials picked a risky time to try to transform on-base grocery stores into more business-like operations, a move intended to lower taxpayer support of the benefit while still preserving shopper savings.


Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force secretary nominee over past work

President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.



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New social media rules warn airmen not to post offensive, illegal content

New Air Force social media rules issued in the wake of the Marines United nude-photo-sharing scandal are warning airmen to avoid posting anything offensive or illegal online.


Trump authorizes more aggressive airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia

The new authorization will allow the United States to conduct offensive counterterrorism airstrikes against al-Shabab in the east African nation of Somalia without seeking prior presidential approval, a Pentagon spokesman said.


Northrop maintenance for US surveillance plane dogged by flaws

Northrop Grumman Corp.'s performance on its $7 billion contract to maintain the U.S.'s top aircraft for ground surveillance has been dogged by quality failings, according to a new Air Force review.



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Trump administration drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.


NATO, Russia, share troop information, at odds over Ukraine

NATO's chief says the allies and Russia remain at loggerheads over the conflict in Ukraine but have exchanged briefings on their troop movements elsewhere in Europe to help ease tensions.


US-led coalition adjusts tactics to counter Islamic State forcing civilians into targeted buildings

U.S.-led forces fighting the Islamic State are adjusting their tactics in Iraq and Syria based on evidence that the terrorist group lures airstrikes at buildings in which they have trapped civilians, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Thursday.


Ousted South Korean leader Park arrested in bribery scandal

A South Korean court has ordered the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye after prosecutors sought to detain her on suspicion of bribery and abuse of powers. The court also said that the arrest warrant was approved because of concern that Park could destroy evidence.


Trump authorizes more aggressive airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia

The new authorization will allow the United States to conduct offensive counterterrorism airstrikes against al-Shabab in the east African nation of Somalia without seeking prior presidential approval, a Pentagon spokesman said.


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Trump administration drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.


NATO, Russia, share troop information, at odds over Ukraine

NATO's chief says the allies and Russia remain at loggerheads over the conflict in Ukraine but have exchanged briefings on their troop movements elsewhere in Europe to help ease tensions.


US-led coalition adjusts tactics to counter Islamic State forcing civilians into targeted buildings

U.S.-led forces fighting the Islamic State are adjusting their tactics in Iraq and Syria based on evidence that the terrorist group lures airstrikes at buildings in which they have trapped civilians, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Thursday.


Ousted South Korean leader Park arrested in bribery scandal

A South Korean court has ordered the arrest of former President Park Geun-hye after prosecutors sought to detain her on suspicion of bribery and abuse of powers. The court also said that the arrest warrant was approved because of concern that Park could destroy evidence.


Trump authorizes more aggressive airstrikes against al-Shabab in Somalia

The new authorization will allow the United States to conduct offensive counterterrorism airstrikes against al-Shabab in the east African nation of Somalia without seeking prior presidential approval, a Pentagon spokesman said.




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Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force secretary nominee over past work

President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.


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Coast Guard airman named best in the service

Coast Guard Airman Gregory Jacquet will be honored in May in Washington as the Coast Guard's active-duty enlisted person of the year. He was chosen from among 32,000 enlisted members.


Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force secretary nominee over past work

President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.


AM General partnering with Army on autonomous vehicle

The project is part of the Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations initiative, which allows current civilian robotics technology to be examined in vehicles in semi-controlled environments with restricted roads, predefined routes and restrictive operations.




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