News Roundup 11/20/20

by | Nov 20, 2020

News Roundup 11/20/20

by | Nov 20, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • More cops are saying they will not enforce the COVID lockdowns. [Link]
  • Alaska voters approve rank-choice voting. [Link]
  • The New York Times ran an article warning about removing US forces from Somalia. [Link]

Taiwan

  • Taiwan is beginning to build a fleet of domestically produced submarines. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • A UK official says his country will likely follow the American lead and cut troop levels in Afghanistan. [Link]

Israel

  • In a visit to the West Bank, Secretary of State Pompeo said that he would cut funding to any group that supports BDS. [Link]
  • Pompeo said the US would label BDS as ‘anti-Semitic.’ [Link]

Middle East

  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie warns the US is entering an ‘escalatory spiral’ with Iran. [Link]
  • McKenzie said that ISIS in Iraq and Syria is a long-term threat that may never be defeated. [Link]
  • The IAEA warned the US against attacking Iranian nuclear facilities. [Link]
  • Aid groups warn if the US names Yemen’s Houthi government as ‘terrorists’ it will add to the number of preventable deaths in Yemen. [Link]
  • The UN and NGOs removed their American aid workers from Houthi-controlled Yemen in fear of US terrorist designation. [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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