News Roundup 2/19/18

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • Mitt Romney will run for Senate in Utah. [Link]
  • The US government created the opioid crisis. [Link]
  • The Muller investigation indicts 13 Russian. [Link] Moon of Alabama responds to the indictment. [Link]
  • National Security Advisor McMaster says Russia meddled in the election. [Link]
  • Conn Hallinan explains how Russia and China are not “great power” threats to the US. [Link]
  • James Bovard explains why George W Bush is still an awful president. [Link]
  • The Intercept looks at the politics around the US drone base being built in Niger. [Link]
  • Four Israeli soldiers were injured by a bomb blast in Gaza. [Link] In response, the Israelis have started to bomb alleged Hamas positions in Gaza. At least two civilians have been killed. [Link]
  • Turkey’s High Court is being overruled by lower courts loyal to Turkey’s President Erdogan. [Link]
  • The Afghan government rejects the Taliban’s offer for peace talks. [Link]
  • The US used 321 bombs in Afghanistan in January. [Link]
  • The US coalition used less than 500 bombs in Iraq and Syria in January. [Link]
  • Turkey and the US agree to not attack each other in Manbij. [Link]
  • The YPG is reporting that they have reached a deal with the Syrian Army. In the deal, the Syrian Army will take border positions in Afrin to defend against Turkey. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama debunks the most recent claims that Assad is using chlorine gas. [Link]
  • An Emirati serviceman was killed in Yemen. [Link]
  • The US carries out drone strikes in support of Yemeni government troop’s operation against AQAP. [Link]


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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan


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