News Roundup 8/14/17

by | Aug 14, 2017

  • The sanctions bill Trump signed had a provision that will require the government to monitor crypto currencies. [Link]
  • The Trump Administration is looking at arming Ukrainian rebels. Those who are advocating arming the rebels believe it will help to put pressure on Russia. [Link]
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dunford, says the US is looking to resolve the situation in North Korea peacefully, but the US military is ready to respond if provoked. [Link] CIA Chief, Mike Pompeo says the US is moving closer to nuclear war with North Korea, but nuclear war is not imminent. [Link]
  • 18 people were killed when Islamists opened fire on people at a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso. [Link]
  • A gunman in Afghanistan killed three aid workers. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces will participate in the battle for Tel Afar. The Popular Mobilization Forces were not involved in the battle for Mosul. [Link]
  • Two US soldiers have been killed in Iraq. ISIS is claiming to have killed the US troops east of Tel Afar. [Link]
  • The Syrian government continues to take territory from ISIS in central Syria. [Link]
  • Robert Robb argues the US should not intervene in Venezuela. [Link]

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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