News Roundup 2/21/20

by | Feb 21, 2020

News Roundup 2/21/20

by | Feb 21, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Trump names Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be Acting Director of National Intelligence. [Link]
  • A Pentagon official says the US needs to design new weapons to be prepared for war with China. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban says there will be no peace deal if US troops remain in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Taliban say an agreement will be signed with the US on February 29th. [Link]

Turkey/Syria

  • Turkey says it will activate the Russian S-400 air defense system. [Link]
  • Turkey says the US may send Patriot missile systems to Turkey to use in Idlib, Syria. [Link]
  • Two Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian Army airstrikes in Idlib. [Link]
  • Turkey says it killed 50 Syrian soldiers in response. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US sanctions five Iranians. [Link]
  • Fighting in Yemen is picking up south of Hodeida. [Link]

Libya

  • The UN says Libyan ceasefire talks have resumed. [Link]
  • The Libyan National Army says any ceasefire agreement is conditioned on Turkey withdrawing from Libya. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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