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News Roundup 1/30/20

by | Jan 30, 2020

News Roundup 1/30/20

by | Jan 30, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The House will vote on two bills today that attempt to restrict the president from starting a war with Iran. One bill says the president must get authorization from Congress before starting a war with Iran and the other bill repeals the 2002 AUMF. [Link]
  • A Pentagon IG finds US military transport ships are not ready to provide support if the US was at war. [Link]
  • The US sailed a warship near an island claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban kill at least 29 Afghan government forces. The Afghan government claims their forces killed scores of Taliban soldiers. [Link]
  • The US said two airmen died in a plane crash in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed as many as six died. [Link]
  • The US dropped a record number of bombs on Afghanistan in 2019. [Link]

Yemen

  • The Houthi say they have conducted several operations in Saudi Arabia over the past week. Some of the ops targeted Saudi oil facilities. Saudi has not confirmed any of the attacks. [Link]

Africa

  • As Mali fights a growing terrorist threat, the government is planning to expand the countries army by over 50%. The current army has about 18,000 troops and plans to add 10,000 more in 2020. [Link]
  • Militants killed at least 30 people in the Congo. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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