News Roundup 12/20/18

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  • The New York Times exposes Facebook giving tech giants access to users private information. [Link]
  • The Senate passes a criminal justice reform bill. The bill will end the three strikes rule. [Link]  
  • A federal judge rules police had no duty to protect children from the Parkland shooter. [Link]
  • Trump signs a memo instructing the Pentagon to create the US Space Command. [Link]
  • Trump advises Kosovo’s president to seek a peace agreement with Serbia. [Link]
  • The State Department announces a $3.5 billion Patriot missile sales to Turkey. [Link] Russia plans to move forward with the delivery of S-400 missiles to Turkey. [Link]
  • Turkey is massing forces on the border of Syrian Kurdistan and threatening to begin the invasion. [Link]
  • Trump declares victory over ISIS. [Link]
  • Trump orders the rapid withdraw of all US military forces from Syria. [Link]
  • The White House says US troops will start to withdraw from Syria and all State Department employee will leave within 24 hours. [Link]
  • The establishment is attacking Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria. [Link]
  • The Afghan military carried out several airstrikes against alleged Taliban targets around Afghanistan. The Afghan military is reporting the strikes killed 55 Taliban fighters. [Link]
  • Black Africans face extreme dangers in Libya. [Link]
  • A major Libyan oilfield is reopened. Protesters shut down the oilfield for several days. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan