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Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 pct.

...those needs may shift in the coming years.Top military leaders, including the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs...far short of the goal of 300.Harris and other military leaders thought that the demand for drones would dip as the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/pentagon-plans-increase-drone-flights
Not For Web
Drilling sickens people, ruins crops in Thailand

...Many Thais have questioned the government's continued pursuit of fossil fuels, but it is risky to challenge military leaders who have maintained full control since a May 2014 coup.Before the May conference, Chainarong said he was summoned...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-15/drilling-sickens-people-ruin
Nation and World
To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

...Walker has informed the U.S. Census Bureau he plans to change the name of a census district named for Confederate military leader Wade Hampton.The onetime slave owner rose to the rank of lieutenant general while fighting for the Confederacy during...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/rename-or-not-reconsidering-honors-raci
State
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker plans to change the name of an Alaska census district named for confederate military leader Wade Hampton.Spokeswoman Katie Marquette said Thursday that Alaska place names should reflect and respect the diversity of this...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
Local
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker plans to pursue a name change for an Alaska census district named after confederate military leader Wade Hampton.Spokeswoman Katie Marquette says Alaska place names should reflect and respect the diversity of this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
State
Pentagon announces plan lifting transgender ban

...involving Carter and the chiefs of the various services.Military leaders have pointed to the gradual - and ultimately successful...opposition to lifting the ban. Instead, they said the military leaders asked for time to figure out health care, housing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/pentagon-announces-plan-lifting-trans
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Senators quiz chiefs, criticize IS fight

...about a month ago the Iraqi forces were poised to start a counteroffensive in Ramadi but were persuaded by U.S. military leaders that they should wait to make sure their forces were ready."The Ramadi campaign, which about a month ago was...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/senators-quiz-chiefs-criticize-fight
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The forgotten battle for Alaska

...resource area. Having achieved their initial aims with surprising speed and little loss, Yamamoto and Japanese military leaders decided to attack Burma, hoping to link up with Indian nationalists who were revolting against British rule. They...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
NATO committee in Alaska to research Arctic issues

...don't think any of our countries in the Arctic are really well enough prepared to cope with it, and that needs to be worked out really in cooperation with one another," he said.The Alaska trip will include visits with military leaders.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/nato-committee-alaska-research-arctic-i
State
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...candidate bases will be winnowed to two or three this month or next, with a final decision expected this summer.Military leaders will make their decision on a host of factors, not just on military points. Making sure they have an understanding...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion

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