News Roundup 4/19/21

by | Apr 19, 2021

News Roundup 4/19/21

by | Apr 19, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Rusten Sheskey – the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake – returns to duty. [Link]
  • Biden walks back a pledge to increase the number of refugees the US accepts. [Link]
  • Judges are banning some alleged Capitol Rioters from accessing the internet. [Link]
  • The American Legion calls for ending the “Forever Wars.” [Link]
  • A new bill would end the Selective Service Act, requiring young men to register for the draft. [Link]

Cuba

  • The Press Secretary says changing the Cuba policy is not a priority. [Link]

Great Power

  • A new bill would prevent the US from using nuclear weapons in a first-strike attack. [Link]
  • Russia responds to the latest US sanction by expelling ten American diplomats. [Link]
  • The US signed an agreement with Norway that will allow the US to build facilities to station troops at three air bases and a naval base in Norway. [Link]
  • The UK plans to sail two warships to the Black Sea. [Link]
  • In a meeting between the leaders of the US and Japan, Biden pledges to defend Japan with nuclear weapons. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban say the US remaining in Afghanistan past May 1st is a violation of the peace agreement. [Link]
  • The Taliban say they will not attend peace talks until the US reverses its decision to break the May 1st deadline. [Link]
  • The Pentagon Spokesperson says he is unsure if the withdrawal from Afghanistan will include contractors. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US sent a letter to Israel that voiced the US displeasure with Israel for carrying out a cyberattack against Iran while the US was engaged in indirect talks with Iran. [Link]
  • A new bill would aim to prevent Saudi Arabia from getting nuclear weapons. [Link]

 

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