News Roundup 12/6/18

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  • A Colorado police officer that killed an innocent man in his home will not face charges. [Link]
  • The CIA briefs select Senators on the Khashoggi murder. [Link] The Senators who attended the briefing feel more convinced that MbS is guilty of ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. [Link]
  • Trump calls current spending levels crazy and he wants an end to the global arms race. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo gives Russia 60 days to come into compliance with the INF Treaty. Russia Denies being in violation of the treaty. [Link]
  • The US is making plans to sail warships into the Black Sea. [Link]
  • The US sails a warship through waters claimed by Russia in the Sea of Japan. [Link]
  • A US F-18 and KC-130 collide off the coast of Japan and land in the water. [Link]
  • Ukraine raids the churches of three pro-Russian priests. [Link]
  • Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib endorses the BDS movement. [Link]
  • Israeli police release evidence of a third corruption allegation against Israeli PM Netanyahu. [Link]
  • The US positions an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf as a show of force against Iran. [Link]
  • Lt Gen Frank McKenzie tells Congress the Afghan government would not survive without US support. [Link] McKenzie says the current Afghan military casualty rates are unsustainable. [Link]
  • The US shifts the policy in Syria from defeating ISIS to forcing Iran to leave. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are giving American and Brittish made weapons to Yemeni militias. Jihadists have joined the ranks to the Saudi/UAE backed militias in Yemen. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan