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Daily Defense News Capsules for 05/29/2020

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Boeing has announced that it will lay off thousands of workers as it deals with the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports the Seattle Times. The workforce reduction will include about 6,770 involuntary layoffs and 5,500 voluntary buyouts, the company ...
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The U.S. Army’s Interim Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system has experienced minor delays due to software issues and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports Defense News. The system, based on the Stryker wheeled armored vehicle, was scheduled ...
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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has warned that Russian government-backed hackers may be exploiting a flaw in common email software, reports CBS News. On Thursday, the agency's Cybersecurity Directorate said that a group called the "Sandworm team" had been exploiting ...
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The U.S. Navy recently conducted another freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in the South China Sea, reports USNI News. On Thursday, the destroyer USS Mustin sailed near the Paracel Islands, which are claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The operation " upheld ...
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Senior officials from Afghanistan, the U.S. and Uzbekistan have pledged to increase cooperation in a number of areas, reports Tolo News (Afghanistan). Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and U.S. Undersecretary ...
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Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of unlawfully detaining thousands of children and abusing them at detention centers, reports the Guardian (U.K.). Security forces, including civilian militias, have wrongly detained thousands of children and adults ...
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A Philippine army soldier has been injured in fighting with New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Iligan City in the southern Surigao del Norte province, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer. On Wednesday, soldiers from the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion were operating ...
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Villagers are fleeing the village of Ngarbuh, the site of a massacre by Cameroonian troops in February, after the military began building a base there, reports the Voice of America News. Soldiers arrived at the village in the Anglophone Northwest region on May 24, the ...
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At least 60 people have been killed in armed attacks on several villages in Nigeria’s northwestern Sokoto state, reports the Daily Trust (Abuja). On Wednesday evening, several hundred bandits on motorcycles attacked the villages of Garki, Dan Aduwa, Kuzari, Katuma and ...
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The German Foreign Ministry says that it will seek European Union sanctions against Russian officials involved in a 2015 cyberattack against the German Parliament, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The measures would target individuals and entities that carried ...
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The Burmese legislature has cut a supplemental budget requested by the military, reports the Irrawaddy (Burma). On Wednesday, the Parliament passed a measure for additional military spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends in September. The ...
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China's first indigenously developed aircraft carrier has begun her initial sea trials, reports the official China Military Online. On May 25, the Shandong left the Dalian Shipyard for testing and training in the northern Yellow Sea, according to the Dalian Maritime Safety ...
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The Kuwaiti government is seeking to purchase air defense missiles, system upgrades and other work from the U.S. worth up to $1.425 billion, reports the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. One potential deal, valued at about US$800 million, covers 84 Patriot Advanced ...
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A Sudanese military officer and a civilian have been killed in a cross-border attack by an Ethiopian militia along Sudan's southern frontier, reports the Sudan Tribune (Paris). On Thursday, militiamen crossed the border near the Atbara River to collect water, said a Sudanese ...
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The Nigerien government lost millions of dollars to corruption in arms deals over the last three years, according to a government audit cited by Reuters. The audit examined 177 contracts between 2017 and 2019. Over the last three years, about US$120 million, or 40 ...
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Islamist militants have launched another guerilla attack in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, reports Agence France-Presse. On Thursday, gunmen attacked the town of Macomia, causing thousands of civilians to flee and pushing security personnel to withdraw to ...
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