News Roundup 12/12/17

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • A man with a pipebomb injured himself and three other people in an attempted terror attack against the New York subway. [Link]
  • 100,000s remain in LA county jails because they are unable to pay bail. [Link]
  • Nikki Haley, “We don’t need other countries telling us whats right and wrong.” [Link]
  • The White House failed to report troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Patrick Cockburn explains how Trump recognizing the Israeli capital as Jerusalem risks uniting the Muslim world. [Link]
  • Lybian National Army forces continue to fight Islamists in Benghazi. [Link]
  • Putin met with Turkish leader Erdogan. [Link]¬†Putin also finalized an agreement between Russia and Egypt. Under the agreement, Russia will assist Egypt in building a nuclear power plant. [Link]
  • Putin announces a significant portion of Russia’s troops from Syria. [Link]
  • In Iraq, leading Shi’ite leaders are calling for Shi’ite militias to disarm and allow government¬†forces to take control of their territory. [Link]
  • Max Abrams explains how the pundits were wrong about Assad and ISIS. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama explains how US troops will be pushed to leave Syria now that ISIS has been defeated. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

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