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23 November 2018 Military News

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  • US Government Asks High Court to Hear Transgender Military Case VOA 23 Nov 2018 -- The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling into the military's policy of restricting military service by transgender people.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross, Special Forces exercise human assistance, interoperability Army News 23 Nov 2018 -- The Senior Military Advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Martin Lacourt, sat down with members of 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) command team and exercise participants, to discuss the importance of humanitarian assistance in kinetic operations for Warfighter 19-02, Nov. 12.
  • USS Shoup returns home from Indo-Pacific deployment NNS 23 Nov 2018 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., Nov. 21.
  • USS Abraham Lincoln CSG Assets Flex Their Muscles NNS 23 Nov 2018 -- Warships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), including the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Mason (DDG 87), and USS Nitze (DDG 94), participated in a proficient Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) exercise in the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 19, piercing the morning sky with Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIAs.
  • US Aircraft Carrier Suspected of Wreaking Electronic Chaos in Hong Kong Sputnik 23 Nov 2018 -- A US Navy aircraft carrier making a port call in Hong Kong has mysteriously caused massive problems for people in the area trying to use their cellphones and other electronics, according to local reports.
  • Information and cyber operations modeled by Maryland Army Guard Army News 23 Nov 2018 -- As the unit celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary, the 110th Information Operations Battalion showcased their unique capabilities commonly integrated into today's operational environments, now referred to as a multi-domain battlefield at the Annapolis Readiness Center Nov 18.
  • Such a Deal: South Korean Companies Probed for Ripping Off US Military Sputnik 23 Nov 2018 -- A nation with a war budget greater than that of the next seven countries combined, the US is unsurprisingly being ripped off by foreign contractors, and now the Justice Department is cracking down.
  • Secretary General visits NATO Command in Naples NATO 23 Nov 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples on Friday (23 November 2018). He was welcomed by Admiral James Foggo, Commander of JFC Naples, and met other senior officers. The Secretary General took part in a medal ceremony before visiting NATO's Regional Hub for the South, based at the Joint Force Command.
  • Swedish Defence Loses 'Important Money' in Snowballing Error Sputnik 23 Nov 2018 -- Faulty price calculation mechanisms have resulted in a dramatic loss of almost $1 billion for the Swedish Armed Forces, a problem that has been escalating since 2012.
  • Finland joins Denmark, Germany in halting arms exports to Saudi over Yemen Press TV 23 Nov 2018 -- Finland has joined Germany and Denmark in halting exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia over the devastating war in Yemen, in the latest fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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