News Roundup 1/2/19

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  • San Bernadino County will pay $390,000 to seven kids who were arrested by a police officer to ‘teach them a lesson.’ [Link]
  • The NYPD used drones to monitor crowd on New Year’s Eve. [Link]
  • Ted Galen Carpenter explains how NATO partisans started a new Cold War. [Link]
  • Turkey extends the country’s military deployment to Afghanistan for 2 years. [Link]
  • Iran is using private oil exporters to bypass US sanctions. [Link]
  • Iran is holding talks with the Taliban. [Link]
  • CIA sponsored Afghan forces are committing atrocities with impunity. [Link]
  • The Taliban reject an offer from the Afghan government for talks. The Taliban will meet with US officials next month. [Link]
  • US commanders are pushing for Syria Kurds to be allowed to keep their weapons. [Link]
  • Assad authorizes Iraq to attack IS in Syria. [Link]
  • Obama’s Amb to Syria Robert Ford backs Trump’s decision to leave Syria. [Link]
  • Iraqi Members of Parliment call for a debate on the withdraw of US troops from Iraq. [Link]
  • The US supported Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is using child soldiers. [Link]
  • Houthi fighters begin to leave the Port of Hodeida and turn it over to the UN as part of a ceasefire agreement. [Link]
  • Jane Furgerson reports from Yemen with powerful video of the humanitarian crisis. [Link]
  • The new US policy for Africa will not be good for Africans. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan