News Roundup 8/5/21

by | Aug 5, 2021

News Roundup 8/5/21

by | Aug 5, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • San Diego police killed a man by shooting him in the back. [Link]
  • Five Miami Police officers were arrested and charged with battery for the brutal arrest of two men. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • Florida’s governor gives Ben and Jerry’s parent company 90 days to undo the decision to stop selling the ice cream in settlements or face a ban from Florida. [Link]
  • The Senate Foreign Services Committee voted 18-14 to advance a bill that abolishes the 1991 and 2002 AUMFs. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will announce all active-duty soldiers must get the covid vaccine on Friday. [Link]
  • The Navy identified sailor Ryan Mays as starting the fire on the USS Bonhomme Richard. The Navy sold the ship for scrap because repairs were too expensive. [Link]

China

  • Biden will sign an 18-month deferral of removal order for Hong Kongers living in the US. [Link]
  • The UK warships that sailed through the South China Sea, but avoided sailing within 12 miles of any Chinese claimed islands. [Link] 
  • The US approved the sale of $750 million in Howitzers to Taiwan. [Link]
  • The US Navy and Marines began the Large Scale Exercise 21. The Pentagon claims it is the largest amphibious drills in 40 years. The war games involved 25,000 and 36 ships. [Link]
  • The US is engaging in “Guarda Shield” military drills with Indonesia. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with Myanmar’s government in exile. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US and Afghan military carry out heavy airstrikes against the Taliban in Lashkar Gar. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US will give $100 million in aid to Lebanon. [Link]
  • Israel bombs Lebanon. Israel reported it was responding to cross-border rocket fire. [Link]
  • Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in as president today. [Link]
  • The UK reported a hijacking in the Persian Gulf. The incident is now over. Reuters reported Iranians boarded the ship and removed something. [Link]
  • A US military report says ISIS could operate in the Syrian desert indefinitely. [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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