News Roundup 12/29/21

by | Dec 29, 2021

News Roundup 12/29/21

by | Dec 29, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Biden says he will implement a ban on unvaccinated Americans from accessing domestic air travel if medical experts approve the plan. [Link]
  • The LAPD releases the footage of the killing of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta. Orellana-Peralta was killed when a bullet went through the wall of her dressing room. The cop who shot her was armed with a rifle and put himself in position to take the shot over officers who had handguns. [Link]
  • A record 122,000 migrant children were taken into US custody without their parents in 2021. [Link]

Pentagon

  • 169 Marines have been expelled from the military for refusing the covid vaccine. [Link]
  • A Hawaiian government official says the Red Hill’s fuel storage facility is a ticking time bombing. [Link]
  • The US military bases in Okinawa, Japan are creating an alarming level of forever chemicals. [Link]

Great Power

  • The US will keep the USS Truman aircraft carrier strike group in the Mediterranean Sea due to Russia/Ukraine tensions. [Link]
  • The US will give Ukraine $20 million for recording systems, drones, and personal protective equipment to secure its border. [Link]
  • The de facto US ambassador to Taiwan warns China against flights in the Taiwanese air defense identification zone. [Link]

Israel

  • Iran says recent war games were a warning to Israel. [Link]
  • The Israeli military presents its government with plans to strike Iran. [Link]
  • An Israeli defense contractor was shot – and suffered mild injuries – near the border with Gaza. In return fire, Israeli forces injured three Palestinian farmers. [Link]
  • Israel will continue airstrikes in Syria in 2022. [Link]

Middle East

  • Clashes between the Iraqi army and militants left six dead. [Link]
  • The UN Envoy to Yemen says the crisis is the worst it has been in many years. [Link]
  • UAE-backed forces strengthened their hold over Shabwah. [Link]
  • A US official held talks with the Somali prime minister after he was suspended by the country’s president. [Link]

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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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