News Roundup 3/26/21

by | Mar 26, 2021

News Roundup 3/26/21

by | Mar 26, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A F-35 shot itself, causing $2.5 million in damage. [Link]
  • The Netherlands will spend $40 million to upgrade an American Army arms depot. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Blinken is deciding if the US will label the ethnic cleansing targeting the Muslim minority.  [Link]

China

  • Biden vows to not let China become a leading country. [Link]
  • The US is working with the EU and NATO to take steps to unite against China. [Link]

Korea

  • Japan says North Korea launched two ballistic missiles. [Link]
  • Biden says the US will respond to the missile tests and the tests were a violation of a UN resolution. Biden said he was open to talks if they ended in denuclearization. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • Rep. Adam Smith says Biden will keep US troops in Afghanistan beyond May 1st. [Link]
  • From 2017 to 2020 the US flew coalition partners around Afghanistan at the cost of $770 million. The US failed to track or charge partner states for the service. [Link]
  • At a press conference Biden says he can’t picture troops remaining in Afghanistan next year. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US Ambassador to Lebanon called on the Lebanese leaders to form a government. [Link]
  • Germany approves a plan to keep 1,300 troops in Afghanistan until 2022. [Link]
  • 43 Senators sent Biden a letter demanding he abandon the JCPOA and seek a broader agreement with Iran. [Link]
  • An Israeli cargo ship was hit by a suspected missile in the Arabian Sea. [Link]
  • The Iraqi military claims to have killed 27 ISIS fighters over the past two weeks. [Link]

Africa

  • A Pentagon official said Trump reducing troop numbers in Somalia had a significant downside. [Link]
  • Ethiopia confirms Eritrean troops entered Tigray during fighting in 2020. The Eritrean troops helped the Ethiopian military put down an alleged rebellion in Tigray. [Link]
  • Doctors Without Borders staff reported Ethiopian soldiers murdering four civilians. [Link]
  • Militants killed ten people raiding a village in Niger. [Link]
  • Militants in Mozambique attacked a gas hub city. [Link]

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