The Army is canceling the $45 billion contract to build a replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The Army only got one bid on the contract. The Army plans to reexamine its requirements for the replacement and reoffer the contract. [Link]
The US sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait. The US does this in a show of force to China. [Link]
A top US general says North Korea is working on new missiles. [Link]
The Taliban are open to a ten-day ceasefire with the US. [Link]
The Taliban say the war will end when Americans leave Afghanistan. [Link]
Fresh claims that Iran is close to building a nuclear weapon are untrue. [Link]
At least 160 people have been injured during protests in Lebanon. Police are using teargas and water cannons against the protesters. [Link]
Iraqi security forces killed one protester on Friday. [Link]
Three Turkish soldiers were killed by a car bomb in northeast Syria. [Link]
The Houthi are accused of launching a missile against a camp in Yemen, killing at least 100 soldiers. [Link]
The summit on Libya in Berlin failed to reach a ceasefire agreement. Countries attending the meeting agreed to further block weapon transfers to Libya. The Libyan National Army has cut oil exports. [Link]
Al-Shabaab targeted Turkish contractors with a car bomb in Mogadishu. Fifteen people were injured in the attack. [Link]
US News Trump names Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be Acting Director of National Intelligence. [Link] A Pentagon official says the US needs to design new weapons to be prepared for war with China. [Link] Afghanistan The Taliban says there will be no peace...
US News DHS will waive contract requirements when accepting bids to build Trump’s wall. [Link] Trump’s budget proposal includes nearly $600,000 to establish a permanent diplomatic presence in Greenland. [Link] Assange’s lawyer says he was offered a pardon from Trump...
US News The US is on pace to run over a trillion-dollar deficit in FY2020. [Link] Trump commutes the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich served about eight years of his 14-year sentence. [Link] The Democratic Party changed its debate...