News Roundup 8/25/17

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • Trump listened to the generals in his administration for his decision on Afghanistan War policy. [Link]
  • A Washington DC judge upholds a warrant that will allow the Justice Department to look at user data of an anti-Trump website. [Link]
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee passed a bill calling Wikileaks a “hostile intelligence agency.” [Link]
  • Over 1,000 people have died after being tased by police. Over 100 of those times, the police were responding to a 911 call for a medical emergency. [Link]
  • Lockheed Martian and Raytheon have won contracts from the Pentagon to design new nuclear cruise missiles. [Link]
  • This map shows where the 200,000 active duty US soldiers are stationed around the globe. [Link]
  • Jared Kushner is in the MIddle East attempting to work out a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. One issue with the deal is it has not been well defined. [Link]
  • General Mattis says the US is actively considering providing lethal aid to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia flew nuclear capable bombers near the Korean Peninsula as a show of force. [Link]
  • Al-Shabaab is killing Christians in Somalia who refuse to convert to Islam. [Link] A
  • The top US commander in Afghanistan, General Nicholson, vows to crush the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Nicholson also says he will get the Taliban to negotiate. [Link]
  • Pakistan tells the US to focus on militants in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The goal for US victory in Afghanistan is a political settlement. [Link]
  • 458 civilians have been killed by US airstrikes in Raqqa since June. 168 children are among those killed. [Link]
  • Qatar is reopening diplomatic relations with Iran and sending a diplomat to Tehran. [Link]
  • Qatar ordered the Chad embassy in Qatar to close. [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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