News Roundup 3/24/21

by | Mar 24, 2021

News Roundup 3/24/21

by | Mar 24, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin were awarded a $7.6 billion contract by the government to build a new missiles defense system. [Link]
  • Biden sent officials to Mexico to pressure the government to stem the flow of migrants arriving at the US southern border. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Turkey to give up the S-400 air defense system. Turkey bought the system from Russia. [Link]

Colombia

  • Colombian officials blame Venezuelan President Maduro for the lack of progress implementing a peace plan in Colombia. [Link]

China

  • Sam Powers – at her Senate confirmation hearing to lead USAID – said she plans to use her new position to counter China. [Link]
  • The Commander of INDOPACOM says China is much closer to invading Taiwan than most people think. [Link]
  • The US continues to fly spy planes close to the Chinese border. [Link]
  • China and Russia agree to work together against US sanctions. [Link]
  • China plans to hold Israel/Palestine talks. [Link]

Korea

  • North Korea tested two short-range cruise missiles. [Link]
  • The US spent $34 billion between 2016 and 2019 on maintaining troops in Japan and Korea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan President rejected a US proposal to form an interim government and plan new elections. The Afghan leader proposed holding new elections in 6 months. [Link]

Iraq

  • The Iraqi government requested a meeting with the Biden Administration on the plans for withdrawing US forces from Iraq. [Link]
  • Iraq awarded a nearly half a billion contract to a US company to drill 96 oil wells. [Link]

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