News Roundup 3/18/20

by | Mar 18, 2020

News Roundup 3/18/20

by | Mar 18, 2020

US News

  • Federal prosecutors have dropped the charges against Concord Management, an alleged part of the Russiagate conspiracy. The company was alleged to have fun online ads to ‘sow discord’ in the US. [Link]
  • The Space Forces has its first offensive weapons system. It is a satellite that jams ground-based communications. [Link]
  • The Pentagon says it is not set up to fight a virus. [Link]
  • The US cut the number of Chinese journalists in the US from 160 to 100. China responded by revoking the press credentials and expelling American journalists from several outlets. [Link]
  • A new study finds even limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan will cause global problems. [Link]

UK

  • A third of the UK’s military projects are behind schedule. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US imposes new sanctions on Iran. [Link]
  • Rockets hit a base in Iraq that houses US soldiers. The US has not reported any casualties from the attack. [Link]
  • Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi says he will hold elections within a year of forming a government. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo says the US will support Zurfi if he upholds key principles like Iraq’s sovereignty and human rights. [Link]
  • The Houthi make some territorial gains along the Saudi border. [Link]

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