• Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Questions Arise About Nuclear Weapons at Base in Turkey

    Frayed U.S. relations with Turkey over its incursion in Syria raise a sensitive question rarely discussed in public: Should the United States remove the nuclear bombs it has long stored at a Turkish air base? It’s a tricky matter for several reasons, including the fact that by longstanding policy, the U.S. government does not publicly acknowledge locations of nuclear weapons...

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2019

    NKorea Says Kim Supervised Weapons Tests, Criticizes Seoul

    North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea. The report by North Korean state media came hours after President...

  • United States May 31, 2019

    Noise From First F-35 Takeoffs Divides Vt. Community

    Take-off noise from high-tech fighter jets that will soon be based in the Burlington, Vermont area was heard for the first time Friday.

  • United States May 31, 2019

    After First Takeoff, Sound of New Fighter Jets Divides Vt. Communities

    For the first time, people in the Champlain Valley had the chance Friday to hear the take-off noise from high-tech fighter jets that will soon be based in the Burlington area. After experiencing the flight noise from the F-35s—which had been talked about for the better part of a decade—people on all sides of the debate over the contentious jets...

  • Vermont May 29, 2019

    4 Next-Gen Fighter Jets Make Surprise Landing at Vermont Military Base

    Four U.S. military fighter jets made an unexpected pit stop Wednesday in the Champlain Valley. The military will soon house some of its F-35s in Vermont—with their next-generation sophisticated electronics and stealth capabilities—to replace a fleet of F-16s. The four F-35s that landed in South Burlington Wednesday were not assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard. Rather, the unscheduled arrivals...

  • Vermont May 29, 2019

    Four F-35 Jets Make Unexpected Landing at Burlington Airport

    Four F-35 fighter jets have made an unplanned landing Vermont’s Burlington International Airport due to weather and refueling issues.

  • Vermont Apr 3, 2019

    Final Flight Scheduled for Vermont Air Guard's F-16s

    The Vermont Air National Guard will mark the end of an era this weekend, with its 158th Fighter Wing scheduling the final flight for its F-16s for Saturday. More than 20 jets have gradually been reassigned to other bases around the country because Vermont was chosen to start flying the F-35 Lighting II, which the military has called its future...

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2018

    Turkey Slaps Sanctions on 2 US Officials in Retaliation

    Turkey will freeze the assets of two U.S. officials in retaliation for U.S. sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor, Turkey’s president said Saturday in a move that appeared more symbolic than practical. Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been “patient” since the U.S. Treasury sanctions were imposed Wednesday,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 3, 2018

    Pompeo Presses Turkey on Detained US Pastor After Sanctions

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Turkey on Friday for the release of a detained American pastor whose case has led the Trump administration to hit senior Turkish officials with sanctions and badly strained ties between the NATO allies. Pompeo also said he would be seeking the release of several local employees of the U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey....

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2018

    Trump Reviews ‘Made in America' Products at the White House

    President Donald Trump surveyed a variety of products representing all 50 states, including a Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft, a Ford F-150 truck and a Ranger boat.

  • MAYOR Mar 7, 2018

    Vermonters Take Part in Annual Town Meeting Day

    Vermonters have elected town officers, voted on school budgets and voiced their opinions on other topics during their annual town meetings.

  • Vermont Mar 19, 2018

    Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Arrested During F-35 Protest in Vermont

    The co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream knew he was disturbing the peace with a noisy demonstration against fighter jets. Cohen was one of three activists arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday after blasting jet noise from a mobile public address system in Burlington, Vermont. Cohen said the goal was to simulate what it might be like for residents living...

  • Jack Thurston Mar 19, 2018

    Vermont Voters to Decide on Basing of Military Jets

    On Vermont’s Town Meeting Day, voters in Burlington will be asked whether the city should request a cancellation of the basing of a fleet of military jets, which is scheduled to arrive in the Champlain Valley.

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2017

    Trump Trains Crosshairs on Favorite Target, Again – Amazon

    President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world. Amazon has been a consistent recipient of Trump’s ire. He has accused the company of failing to pay “internet taxes,” though it’s never been made clear by the White House what...

  • director Dec 7, 2017

    North Korea Says War Is Inevitable as Allies Continue War Games

    North Korea says a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds of advanced warplanes. In comments attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman, North Korea also claimed high-ranked U.S. officials, including CIA...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2017

    House Votes Overwhelmingly to Pass $700 Billion Defense Bill

    House Republicans and Democrats joined forces Tuesday to decisively approve a defense policy bill that authorizes $700 billion to restock what lawmakers have described as a depleted U.S. military and counter North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons program. Lawmakers voted 356-70 to pass the legislation, with 127 Democrats backing the measure. Once the defense bill clears the Senate, which is expected...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 21, 2017

    Impact of Defense Contract in NH

    Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan helped pass a $700 billion defense budget, which includes $10.6 billion to ramp up production of the F35, which will bring jobs to the Granite State.

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2017

    House GOP Passes $788B Bill for Pentagon, Border Wall

    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon....
    The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Challenging...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2017

    N. Korea Creating ‘Balance of Terror' With Nukes: Analysis

    North Korea, which is testing ballistic missiles faster than ever, is rapidly becoming a better equipped and more formidable adversary. Some experts believe it might be able to build missiles advanced enough to reach the United States in two to three years. And that poses a game-changing problem for the U.S., which for its part is also escalating, successfully shooting...

  • Los Angeles Jun 10, 2015

    House GOP Measure Would Cut Amtrak Budget by $242M

    The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Tuesday to cut Amtrak’s budget by $242 million, though lawmakers added new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record engineers and help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

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