News Roundup 11/12/20

by | Nov 12, 2020

News Roundup 11/12/20

by | Nov 12, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Axios reports Trump will bring on Col. Douglas Macgregor as a senior Pentagon adviser. [Link]
  • Trump’s changes to Pentagon staff could be a part of his effort to withdraw US troops from bases around the world. [Link]
  • Biden announced a 23 member Pentagon landing team. DC think tanks are well represented. [Link]
  • Dave DeCamp explains how Biden’s Pentagon team has major ties to weapons makers. [Link]
  • Congress is including sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline in the NDAA bill. [Link]

Asia

  • Biden called the leaders to Japan, South Korea, and Australia to reassure the countries of American security assistance and commit to tackling climate change. [Link]
  • China is looking to expand the role of its Coast Guard to enforce Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • The Philippines will extend the visiting forces agreement with the US to allow American soldiers in the Philippines. [Link]
  • Armenians are calling for the prime minister to step down after he signed a ceasefire agreement with the Azeris. [Link]
  • Intra-Afghan peace talks are struggling and may fall apart. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iraq is beginning to close camps for people displaced by the fight against ISIS. [Link]
  • The UN Food Chief says Yemen is on the countdown to catastrophe. [Link]

Africa

  • Ceasefire talks in Libya led to an agreement to hold elections in 18 months. [Link]
  • Ethiopia’s Prime Minister reports the country’s military defeated separatists in the Tigray region. Hundreds were killed by the airstrikes. [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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