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Defense News - Air Force warns members not to use CBD products - Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Citing a study that found trace amounts of THC in CBD products, the U.S. Air Force is cautioning members to stay away from the oil, which is widely available in many products, but could lead to a failed drug test.

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Defense News -- Multinational Naval coalition begins second Pacific Vanguard exercise

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Defense News -- Raytheon awarded an $84.7M contract modification for Evolved Sea Sparrow

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World News -- Mark Esper's remarks inviting 'crisis' to U.S., Korea alliance, analyst says

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Defense News -- Lincoln Carrier Strike Group finishes scheduled transit into Persian Gulf -- The USS Lincoln Carrier Strike Group's trip through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf Tuesday came amid increasing tensions in the Middle East, but officials say it was uneventful and planned ahead.

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Defense News -- U.S. begins production on combatant ship for Saudi Arabia -- The ship, to be christened the HMS Saud, began construction last month in Marinette, Wisc., as part of a weapons partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Defense News -- BAE nabs $104.7M for support on Navy, Coast Guard vessels -- The Navy's contract with BAE Systems Technical makes funds available as needed to provide technical support for the Navy's DDG 51 guided-missile destroyers and multiple Coast Guard vessels.

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World News -- U.S., South Korea end burden-sharing talks without agreement -- Negotiations on military costs between the United States and South Korea broke off without an agreement on Tuesday, after the U.S. negotiator called for an end to the talks.

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U.S. News -- Trump administration ends sanction waivers for Iran nuclear plant -- The United States on Monday revoked recently renewed sanction waivers for Iran's Fordow nuclear facility after Tehran said it had begun enriching uranium at the site, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

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Defense News -- Exporter: Russian foreign military sales on pace to hit $13.7B despite U.S. sanctions -- Despite U.S. sanctions, Russian arms sales are on pace to match 2018's export revenue of about $13.7 billion, the head of Russia's defense export company said.

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Defense News -- U.S. Army chooses FLIR's Kobra heavy robot vehicle -- The U.S. Army announced it has chosen the Kobra robot made by FLIR Systems Inc. for the heavy version of its Common Robotic System.

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Defense News -- Israel's Blue Flag exercises, a meeting of F-35 fighter planes, completed -- Israel's Blue Flag exercises, involving five countries and fifth-generation fighter planes, ended on Monday at the Ovda air base in southern Israel.

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Defense News -- HMS Prince of Wales, Britain's newest aircraft carrier, arrives in port after trials -- The HMS Prince of Wales, Britain's newest aircraft carrier, arrived at its home port of Portsmouth, England, for the first time.

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Defense News -- Lockheed Martin gets $3.3B contract for communications satellite work -- Lockheed Martin Co. was awarded a $3.3 billion contract for orbital operations, logistics and support of three U.S. Air Force satellite systems.

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World News -- Kim Jong Un oversees military drills after U.S., South Korea scrap joint exercises -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachute landing exercise held by the country's air force, saying that it was "necessary to wage a drill without notice under the simulated conditions of real war."

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Defense News -- U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy -- South Korea and the United States put off their wintertime combined air exercises to support diplomacy with North Korea with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urging Pyongyang to reciprocate the goodwill by returning to nuclear talks.

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Defense News -- Raytheon nabs $209.6M contract to upgrade parts on Aegis Weapon System -- Raytheon has received a $209.6 million Navy contract to upgrade or replace national item identification numbers within two major subsystems of the Aegis Weapon System, which uses computers and radar to guide weapons to d

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Defense News -- Roll-Royce nabs $1.2B contract for V-22 engine sustainment -- The Navy has awarded Rolls-Royce with a $1.2 billion contract for sustainment support for the AE1107C engine on the V-22 Osprey, the tiltrotor aircraft that combines the abilities of a helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft.

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Defense News -- Congress, Pentagon to hold off on multiyear F-35 contract -- The Pentagon has promised "significant progress" on the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter, after hearing from lawmakers Wednesday that it's unlikely to receive a multiyear contract to continue the program.

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Defense News -- Esper: U.S. will keep 500 to 600 troops on the ground in Syria -- Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed that the United States plans to keep 500 to 600 troops on the ground in Syria and that the U.S. would continue to partner with Syrian Democratic Forces.

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Clark Construction lands $570 million contract for Walter Reed renovations

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EU adopts 13 new projects under PESCO defense-cooperation program

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Cargo lock fix for KC-46A tanker approved by U.S. Air Force

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Keel laid for U.S. Navy's first Arleigh Burke Flight III destroyer

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Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley: U.S. troops to remain in Syria

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