News Roundup 10/29/18

by | Oct 29, 2018

News Roundup 10/29/18

by | Oct 29, 2018

  • Trump says he will order 800 troops to the southern border to stop migrants. [Link] The Pentagon will deploy helicopters, engineers, and medics. [Link]
  • The Pentagon grounds 24 F-35s over fuel system concerns. [Link]
  • Col. Douglas Macgregor explains how Trump is dealing with the end of the US empire. [Link]
  • NATO states urge Trump not to withdraw from the INF Treaty. [Link]
  • China tells two state-owned oil companies to stop buying Iranian oil. US sanctions against Iranian oil will start on November 4th. [Link]
  • North and South Korean military officials have high-level talks. [Link]
  • Sri Lanka’s former strongman Rajapaksa has been appointed as Prime Minister. [Link]
  • A Sri Lankan minister’s bodyguard gunned down two protesters. [Link]
  • Defense Secretary Mattis says the Khashoggi murder undermines Middle East stability. [Link]
  • Gareth Porter argues the US should use the Khashoggi murder to move away from Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul doubles down on his pledge to block weapon sales to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • A Military Times reporter challenged Gen Dunford’s claims that the Afghan War is improving. [Link]
  • The Iraqi Prime Minister is relocating major government offices outside fo the Green Zone. [Link]
  • Russia claims, in January, the US control drones that attacked a Russia military position in Syria. [Link]
  • Germany, France, Turkey, and Russia call for a lasting ceasefire in Syria. [Link]
  • 130 Yemeni children under 5 die every day from starvation and disease. [Link]
  • A new study finds that 56,000 people have been killed by violence in Yemen since the start of the war. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

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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