News Roundup 12/26/18

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • The 800 page Farm Bill Trump recently signed is filled with trash. The bill includes a rule that prevents the House from voting on a bill to end the War in Yemen and several new farm subsidies. [Link]
  • Trump Tweets Patrick Shanahan will be acting Defense Secretary starting January 1. [Link]
  • The next generation of American fighter jet will be even more expensive than the F-35. [Link]
  • Inglewood CA plans to destroy the records of 100 police shootings. [Link]
  • The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of 500 priests accused of abuse. [Link]  
  • The FDA says it is illegal to add CBD to food or health products. [Link]
  • The Kansas City Police unnecessarily confronted a mentally distressed woman, then killed her. The family of the woman is now suing. [Link]
  • The State Department will increase funding to Ukraine for their Navy by $10 million. [Link]   
  • A planned speech by Vice President Mike Pence that condemned North Korea’s human rights record was canceled. [Link]
  • $61 million worth of weapons made in New Hampshire have been sold to Saudi Arabia in 2018. [Link]
  • Saudi women report being tortured by a top aide to MbS. [Link]
  • Saudi prince Talal bin Abdulaziz dies at 87. [Link]
  • Pakistan praises Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Trump Tweets Turkey will eradicate ISIS in Syria. [Link] In another Tweet, Trump says the US withdraw from Syria will be closely coordinated with Turkey. [Link]
  • Advanced UN monitors arrive in Hodeida as the ceasefire begins to take effect. [Link]
  • The Dutch general tasked with implementing the Hodeida ceasefire agreement arrives in Yemen. [Link]
  • Rising prices and food and fuel shortages have caused protests in Sudan. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan