News Roundup 10/15/21

by | Oct 15, 2021

News Roundup 10/15/21

by | Oct 15, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Missouri’s governor says he is launching an investigation into the St.Louis Post Dispatch after the paper exposed a security flaw in a state website that made teacher’s social security numbers vulnerable. The paper informed the state of the flaw and allowed it to be fixed before running the story. [Link]
  • Lockheed Martin will test its new Precision Strike Missiles (PriSM). The missile has a range of 500 km and was developed to counter China. The US wants 2,400 of the missiles by 2023. [Link]
  • On October 14, 2011, the US murdered 16-year-old American Abdulrahman al-Awlaki with a drone strike in Yemen. The US has taken no steps towards accountability. [Link]

Korea

  • South Korea is pushing the US to agree to a formal end of the Korean War. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing for an official end to the war before his presidential term ends in March. [Link]

Great Power

  • China and Russia engaged in joint war games in the Sea of Japan. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • At least 33 people are dead after suicide bombers attacked a mosque in Afghanistan. [Link]

Israel

  • Israeli soldiers kidnapped and brutally abused two young boys over a YouTube prank. [Link]
  • Israel is building a new settlement in East Jerusalem. Once completed the settlement will effectively cut the West Bank in half. [Link]
  • Israel killed nine Syrian government soldiers in an attack near Palmyra. [Link]

Middle East

  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says all options are on the table for dealing with Iran. [Link]
  • Turkish officials say they are preparing for an attack on Syrian Kurds if diplomacy fails. [Link]
  • A new report by a London-based rights group says the conditions in prison camps for the families of ISIS fighters is horrific. The report claims two children are dying a week in the camps. [Link]
  • Aid groups warn that Yemen’s economy is collapsing. Aid groups say they are running out of money and will have to cut services for millions of desperate Yemenis. [Link]
  • The Houthis have entered the city of Maarib in central Yemen. [Link]

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