Foreign Policy Focus #98 – Trump Bombs Another Country

by | Sep 27, 2017

Foreign Policy Focus #98 – Trump Bombs Another Country

by | Sep 27, 2017

On Foreign Policy Focus #98, I discuss Trump bombing Libya. This is the 6th country that Trump has bombed during his presidency. Congress has not authorized Trump to carry out any military actions. I discuss Trump’s tweet on Iran’s missile test. I also update Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.

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  • US officials say Iran did not test a ballistic missile over the weekend. A Trump Tweet from the weekend claimed Iran had tested a ballistic missile. [Link]
  • Trump said the US is totally prepared for devastating military action against North Korea. [Link]
  • Chelsea Manning has been barred from entering Canada. [Link]
  • General Dunford answered questions to a Senate committee for his reappointment to as the head of the Joint Cheif of Staff. In the session, Dunford said the US must influence Pakistan to change the situation in Afghanistan and China would be the greatest enemy to the US by 2025. [Link]
  • Trump said the Catalan independence vote was foolish. [Link]
  • The Spanish government says there is a plan to have police officers at every voting station in Catalonia to prevent the independence vote. [Link]
  • The US lost track of $700 million in ammunition sent to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Saudi Arabian King issued a decree that will begin a process that will allow women to drive in June 2018. [Link]
  • The Syrian government says they are willing to negotiate Syrian Kurdish autonomy. [Link]
  • Arab media sources are reporting Israel fired on a Syrian military aircraft near the Golan area. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia published a letter threatening nations that support the UN resolution that creates an independent investigation into war crimes in Yemen. [Link]
  • H.R. McMaster said North Korea must allow inspections and declare it is committed to getting rid of nuclear weapons before the US will negotiate with North Korea. [Link]
  • Jimmy Carter says the US needs to talk to its enemies and warns against provoking North Korea. [Link]
  • North Korea says a tweet posted by Donald Trump is a declaration of war. North Korea also threatened to shoot down US aircraft in international airspace. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Kurds have voted overwhelmingly to form a new state. [Link]
  • In response to the Kurdish independence vote, Iran has closed the border with Iraqi Kurdistan. [Link] The Syrian government has refused to validate the vote. The Iraqi Parliament has voted send troops to the Kirkuk Province and other disputed areas. The Turkish government has threated to stop oil exports from the Iraqi Kurds. [Link]
  • The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim they were hit by a Russian airstrike outside of Deir Ezzor. Russia denies the claims. [Link]
  • Dozens of children were killed by a US airstrike in Syria that hit a school. [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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