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News Roundup 11/8/2022

by | Nov 8, 2022

News Roundup 11/8/2022

by | Nov 8, 2022

US News

  • The US and Canada sanctioned the head of the Haitian Senate over alleged ties to drugs and gangs. Reuters
  • The State Department offered three separate one million bounties for men accused of being Haitian gang leaders. Press Release
  • Bill LaPlante, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, said that he expects Congress to grant the authority to allow wartime purchasing power at a level not seen since the Cold War, Defense News reported on Monday. AWC

Russia

  • The commander that oversees US nuclear forces delivered an ominous warning at a naval conference last week by calling the war in Ukraine a “warmup” for the “big one” that is to come. AWC
  • Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday said that Finland has no plans to host nuclear weapons if it joins NATO, although other Finnish officials have said they won’t rule out the idea. AWC
  • Ukraine on Monday announced that it used wartime authorities to seize ownership of “strategic companies” as the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to consolidate power under martial law. AWC
  • The Washington Post reported on Saturday that the US is privately encouraging Ukraine to signal an openness to negotiations with Russia but for public relations purposes, not to actually pursue diplomacy. AWC
  • National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has in recent months held secret talks with high-level Russian officials, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing unnamed US and allied officials. AWC
  • The Kremlin on Monday said it had “nothing to say” about a report from The Wall Street Journal that said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan held secret talks with senior Russian officials in recent months. AWC

Korea

  • Two US supersonic B-1B bombers flew over South Korea on Saturday, marking the first time the bombers were deployed to the region since 2017 as tensions continue to rise on the Korean peninsula. AWC
  • North Korea denies supplying weapons to Russia. AJ

Middle East

  • Biden congratulates Netanyahu on his election victory. AJ
  • US Central Command launched warplanes based in the Persian Gulf toward Iran after Saudi Arabia claimed Tehran was planning an imminent attack on the kingdom, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. AWC
  • An American was killed in Iraq. DW
  • A number of US troops and logistics forces have been arriving in the Syrian city of Raqqa recently, and are in the process of establishing a new military base in the area, in Hasakeh Province. AWC
  • US Africa Command said Saturday that it conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia on November 3 as US operations in the country continue to escalate. AWC

About 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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