News Roundup 12/15/20

by | Dec 15, 2020

News Roundup 12/15/20

by | Dec 15, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz says Trump is listening to people who are telling him to pardon Edward Snowden. [Link]
  • The Senate passes the 2021 NDAA authorizing the Pentagon to spend $740 billion and limiting the president’s ability to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Trump threatened to veto the NDAA. [Link]

Korea

  • South Korea says it banned sending propaganda leaflets into North Korea. A North Korean defector who launched the leaflets said he will continue his campaign. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US continues to bomb the Taliban despite signing a peace agreement. [Link]
  • Kabul’s assistant governor was killed in an attack. It is unclear who is behind the killing. [Link]
  • 13 civilians were killed by Afghan airstrikes over the weekend. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US targeted Turkey’s defense industry with sanctions. [Link]
  • Iran’s president says his country will return to the JCPOA within an hour of the US doing so. [Link]
  • The US placed sanctions on two Iranians. [Link]

Africa

  • Trump is pushing forward a $1 billion arms sale to Morocco. The sale includes advanced drones and munitions. [Link]
  • The US removed Sudan from the State Sponsor of Terrorism List. [Link]
  • Gunmen killed 28 people and burned 800s of houses. Boko Haram is believed to be behind the attack. [Link]
  • 300 school children were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. [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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