News Roundup 10/29/20

by | Oct 29, 2020

News Roundup 10/29/20

by | Oct 29, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Raytheon CEO says it is ridiculous that Joe Biden would cut defense spending. [Link]
  • YouTube refused to allow an antiwar vets group to promote its video on the platform. [Link]

China

  • The US labeled a Chinese group as a foreign mission and withdrew from an agreement that encouraged cooperation at the local level. [Link]
  • A US commander says US troops could be deployed to the Japanese-claimed Senkaku Islands. China also claims ownership of the island. [Link]
  • Chinese and US military chiefs held talks on crisis communications. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo announces the US will open an embassy in the Maldives. [Link]

Israel

  • A new House bill will force the Pentagon to consider selling bunker-buster bombs to Israel. [Link]
  • Trump says he explained ten other Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel. [Link]
  • Trump lifts the ban on US taxpayers funding research in Israel’s settlements. [Link]
  • The IAEA confirms Iran is building a new nuclear centrifuge facility at Natanz. Israel has recently sabotaged the site. [Link] 

Syria

  • The Pentagon disputes a claim from Syrian civilians that two civilians were killed in the Baghdadi raid. [Link]
  • Turkey is threatening to reinvade Kurdish Syria if the Kurds are not pushed away from Syria’s border with Turkey. [Link]

Yemen

  • The US has carried out at least 181 military operations in Yemen since 2017. [Link]
  • Airwars finds the Saudi coalition has been systematically targeting bridges in Yemen. [Link]

Congo

  • The Congolese army reported killing 33 militants of the CODECO group. [Link]
  • A militant group in the Congo, the ADF, killed 18 civilians and burned down a church. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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