News Roundup 12/19/17

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  • Trump releases his National Security Strategy. [Link]
  • The Trump administration considers making countering Iran a US goal in Syria. [Link]
  • An Amtrak train derailed in Washington state killing at least three. The train was traveling nearly three times the speed that was approved for that area of the track. [Link]
  • The DEA looks to make CBD a schedule 1 drug. CBD is showing promise in treating medical conditions such as seizures. [Link]
  • Beuro of Land Managment investigator pens a memo criticizing the agencies actions in the standoff at the Bundy Ranch. [Link]
  • US vetos UN resolution that would have called on Trump to resend recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. [Link]
  • Gaddafi’s son will run in the Libyan presidential election in mid-2018. [Link] Six years after Gaddafi’s death, Libya remains a failed state. [Link]
  • Iraqi Kurds say the Iraqi military is building up on their border and fear they will be attacked. [Link]
  • Iona Craig releases data on Saudi’s airstrikes in Yemen. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan