News Roundup 3/14/18

by | Mar 14, 2018

  • Trump: “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” [Link]
  • Trump fired Tillerson because of disagreements such as the Iran Deal. Trump says the new Secretary of State Pompeo agrees with Trump that he should withdraw from the deal. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama on the firing of Rex Tillerson. [Link] Peter Van Buren gives his take. [Link]
  • Senators Young and Shaheen introduce a bill that will undermine the Yemen War Powers Act. [Link]
  • ICE Spokesman says he quit because he was asked to lie by the Trump administration. [Link]
  • Maduro fires several officers of the Venezuelan military. [Link]
  • Mikhail Gorbachev on the dangers of current US and Russian tensions. [Link]
  • Ukraine’s President says his country will move towards joining NATO. [Link]
  • Weapon sales to the Middle East doubled over the past ten years. [Link]
  • Israel dropped tear gas from a drone on to Palestinian protesters. [Link]
  • General Votel explains it is in US interest to remain in the Iran Nuclear Agreement. [Link]
  • General Mattis says some elements of the Taliban are interested in peace talks. [Link] Mattis also said the US is not seeking a military victory in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Operation Olive Branch is becoming an ethnic cleansing campaign. [Link]
  • About 100 civilians were able to leave rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. [Link]
  • Russia threatens to respond if the US attacks Assad. [Link]
  • The Turkish Foreign Minister says the US and Turkey have reached a deal for the YPG to withdraw from Manbij. [Link]
  • In Yemen, an ISIS suicide bomber kills four people at a military kitchen. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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