News Roundup 12/4/20

by | Dec 4, 2020

News Roundup 12/4/20

by | Dec 4, 2020

US News

  • Democrats are pushing a Covid “relief” bill that spends $900 billion. The Republican leadership is pushing a $500 billion bill. [Link]
  • Biden will call for Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration. [Link]
  • The NDAA passed by Congress will prevent the president from reducing troop levels in Afghanistan and Germany. [Link]
  • The Senate will vote on a bill next week to block a $23 billion arms sale to the UAE. [Link]

China

  • Director of National Intelligence Ratcliffe says China is the number 1 security concern. [Link]

Iran

  • The US and Israel are increasing coordination in preparation for Iran to retaliate for the assassination of one of its scientists. 
  • The US placed new sanctions on Iranians. [Link]
  • Iran says it is open to more prisoner exchanges after releasing a British man in exchange for three Iranians. [Link]

Middle East

  • One Turkish soldier and six Kurdish fighters were killed in a clash in Syria. [Link]
  • Half the Yemen population is experiencing high-level food insecurity. Famine-like conditions have set in for parts of Yemen. [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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