News Roundup 5/26/17

by | May 26, 2017

  • Trump tells the leaders of NATO countries they are not spending enough on defense. 23 of the 28 countries in NATO do not meet the expectation to spend 2% of GDP on defense. [Link]
  • A high school junior kills himself after he was threatened by police and school administration of being charged with possessing and sharing child pornography. The young man had an audio recording of a sexual encounter on his phone. The police never intended to charge the young man and the goal of the threat was to scare him straight. Hours after being threatened he jump off a building. [Link]
  • The DEA lied about their role in a shooting that left two pregnant woman and two other civilians dead in Honduras. A new report found that the DEA and Honduras police fired on the civilians without being provoked. [Link]
  • The US defense spending totals $1.1 trillion a year. [Link]
  • The Army’s request for funds 2018 asks for $6.4 million to build a forward operating base in Turkey. The base could be a site for THAAD missiles. [Link]
  • This article looks at the US increasing use of special forces. [Link]
  • Senators Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine introduce a bill that will be a new AUMF. The new AUMF will give the authorization to fight ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. [Link]
  • The UK has condemned the leaks coming from the US related to the Manchester terror attack. [Link]
  • Four Egyptian security force members were killed in the Sinai. [Link]
  • An estimated 23 people were killed during an attack on an Egyptian church. [Link]
  • At least 13 Afghan fighters were killed while fighting militants in the Kandahar Province. [Link]
  • A video shows Iraqi special forces torturing and killing suspected members of ISIS. [Link]
  • The US now admits to killing over 100 people in the March 17th attack in Mosul that killed up to 278 civilians. Before this admission, the Pentagon only admitted to killing 14 civilians in the attack. [Link]
  • Between April 23rd and May 23rd, the US coalition in Syria killed at least 225 civilians and only 122 suspected ISIS fighters. May will be the 5th straight month that the US coalition has killed more civilians than Russia. [Link]
  • Syria and Jordan trade threats because of international war games that were played out in Jordan. [Link]
  • The US killed 35 civilians in East Syria with airstrikes. This brings the two-day total of civilians killed in US airstrikes to over 50. [Link]

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