News Roundup 4/25/17

by | Apr 25, 2017

  • Trump tells several world diplomats that he wants more sanctions on North Korea. The new sanctions would include seizing North Korean ships and sanctions on North Korea importing oil. [Link]
  • A petition has been started that advocates for the mainstream media to stop glorifying war. [Link]
  • The Supreme Court rejects a case that would force the CIA to reveal the torture report. [Link]
  • Arkansas executed two men yesterday. [Link]
  • The NSA used a blimp to hover above a city and collect data. The blimp is being tested to intercept wireless data. [Link]
  • This article looks at some of the psychological trauma that is caused by operating drones in war zones. [Link]
  • A Government Accountability Office predicts that the F-35 will take an additional 12 months and $1.7 billion to complete. [Link]
  • Rex Tillerson says that sanctions on Russia will not be lifted until Crimea is returned. [Link]
  • The US will conduct F-35 training in Estonia, near the Russian border. [Link]
  • ISIS Fighters disguised as Iraqi military kill at least ten members of the Iraqi military. [Link]
  • The US killed a family of eight with an airstrike in Syria. The family was fleeing a town held by ISIS. [Link]
  • Russian or Syrian airstrikes kill 12 in the Idlib Province of Syria. A hospital was also damaged in the bombing. [Link]
  • The Syrian government is advancing towards the city of Hama. The Syrian troops are receiving air support from Russia. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #31, I dive into the results of a survey about who American’s view as their enemies. Only North Korea is named as an enemy by a majority of Americans. America is bombing several countries that the American people do not see as their enemies. How does the government get away with waging war against countries that Americans do not call enemies? I also update Yemen, Syria, French elections, Iraq, and Afghanistan. LISTEN HERE!!

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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