News Roundup 10/12/18

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • The Senate approved 15 federal judges in a package deal without debate. An agreement to approve the judges was bipartisan so Senators could go to their home states to campaign. [Link]
  • Facebook unpublished the pages of several independent media sites without explanation. Many of the pages had 100,000s of followers. [Link]
  • The US grounds all F-35s after a recent crash. The planes’ fuel tubes are being inspected. [Link]
  • Trump’s foreign policy is altering the world’s oil market. US sanctions on Iran are reducing Iranian oil exports and increasing the exports by Gulf countries and Venezuela. The US has also stopped exporting oil to China and is now exporting to other Asian states. [Link]
  • A British man has been detained in the UAE for five months without a trial. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan