News Roundup 1/25/21

by | Jan 25, 2021

News Roundup 1/25/21

by | Jan 25, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • 5,000 National Guard soldiers will remain deployed in DC through mid-March to provide security during Trump’s impeachment. [Link]
  • A cop beat a young man who was handcuffed and at the hospital for psychiatric help. [Link]
  • A Washington police officer ran over a crowd of people. One person went to the hospital. [Link]
  • The DIA is purchasing location data from American cell phones. The Pentagon’s intelligence agency is obtaining the information without a warrant. [Link]
  • Reuters releases a 2017 Pentagon report that found widespread racial issues in the Pentagon. [Link]


  • Biden’s DNI, Avril Haines, along with the FBI and DHS will investigate “domestic terrorism.” [Link]
  • Biden will keel Zalmay Khalilzad as envoy to Afghanistan. [Link]

Great Power

  • Russia welcomed Biden’s plan to extend New Start and is waiting on seeing the details of his plan. [Link]
  • Biden’s NSA Jake Sullivan spoke with a Russian official about extending New Start. [Link]
  • China adopted a new policy allowing its coast guard to fire on foreign ships. [Link]
  • The US deployed an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea. [Link]

Middle East

  • The head of Israeli intelligence will meet with Biden about the future of the Iran Nuclear Deal. [Link]
  • Saudi airstrikes kill 34 Houthi fighters. [Link]


  • Fighting in Somalia kills 11. [Link]
  • Uganda says its soldiers killed nearly 200 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia. The Ugandan forces are part of the African Union mission in Somalia. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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