News Roundup 8/29/17

by | Aug 29, 2017

  • The Eighth Circut appeals court found that the First Amendment allows citizens to criticize police officers. [Link]
  • Louise Mensch and Claude Taylor published a story after being given fake information. The fake information was given to Mensch as a hoax. The hoaxer said Mensch did not ask any critical questions when they gave the fake information. [Link]
  • Trump says the US remains very, very protective of the Baltic region. [Link]
  • Trump will continue to Obama plan of sending over $1 trillion to improve American’s nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • The US intelligence community feels it is being pressured by Trump to invent a cause for the US to claim Iran is violating the nuclear deal. [Link]
  • North Korea test fired a missile that passed over Northen Japan. [Link]
  • 10 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Helmand Province Afghanistan. [Link]
  • An Islamic State enclave on the Lebanon/Syria border has surrendered to the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah fighters. [Link]
  • The Intercept documents the high civilian death toll in Raqqa. Many of the deaths are being caused by US airstrikes. Some airstrikes are killing entire families. Many strikes are hitting civilian targets without any ISIS in the area. The US is also attacking all of the boats attempting to flee the city. [Link]
  • Israel tells Russia that Israel will bomb Assad’s palace if Iran extends its presence in Syria. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #85, I discuss the impact of the War on Terron on the US. My discussion on it is prompted by Trump’s plans to resume the sale of surplus military equipment to police departments. I explain how the war affects the economy, culture, and civil liberties. I also update North Korea, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan. LISTEN HERE!!

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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