News Roundup 3/28/2022

by | Mar 27, 2022

News Roundup 3/28/2022

by | Mar 27, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Supreme Court removes a lower counts ruling that prohibited the Pentagon from altering the deployment of unvaccinated Navy SEALs. [Link]
  • The Biden administration will request an $813 billion war budget in 2023. [Link]

Russia

  • Australia sanctions the president of Belarus and his family. Canberra also blacklisted several media organizations including Russia Today and the Strategic Culture Foundation. [Link]
  • The US and EU reach an agreement that would reduce the bloc’s imports of Russian energy. [Link]
  • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had his term extended for another year. [Link]
  • The Mexican president denied allegations from a US general that Russia was basing its spies on Mexican soil. [Link]
  • Blinken and Lavrov have not spoken since before the Russian invasion. [Link]
  • Turkey asks for NATO countries to lift sanctions on its defense industry. [Link]
  • The US bars Marines from traveling to Ukraine, Belarus, or Moldova. The Ukrainian embassy in America said 7,000 Americans had signed up for the Ukrainian foreign legion. [Link]
  • Russia says it has completed the first phase of its offensive in Ukraine and will now focus on securing the Donbas. Russia reports controlling over 90% of Luhansk and over 50% of Donetsk. [Link]
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the US launched a hybrid total war on Russia. [Link]
  • Zelensky requests 500 Javelins and 500 Stingers per day. [Link]
  • The US announced an additional $100 million in security assistance to Ukraine. [Link]
  • US intelligence claims Russia hacked a Ukrainian military communications satellite at the start of the invasion. [Link]
  • A top Pentagon official says Russia will be weakened by the war in Ukraine. [Link]

China

  • The US held a meeting on cybersecurity with Quad members, India, Japan, and Australia. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • According to a new ProPublica report, some of the Afghan children that fled to the US remain in group homes and are struggling with a variety of serious mental health issues. Nearly 200, almost all teenage boys, are in the US without their parents. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US is considering allowing Russia to buy Iran’s excess enriched uranium. [Link]
  • The Houthi claim to have successfully hit a target in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A fire has broken out in the city, but the Saudis have not confirmed the cause. [Link]
  • The Houthi and Saudi-backed Yemen government are working on a large prisoner swap. [Link]
  • Human Rights Watch reports Egyptian police arrested several Sudanese migrants and forced them to do physical labor. [Link]

Articles by Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter

Blinken Announces New $100 Million Security Package to Ukraine

Ukrainian Military Intelligence Chief Threatens Total “Guerrilla” Warfare

Biden Breaks Off Talks with Afghan Government Despite Raging Hunger Crisis

Zelensky Sends Mixed Messages About Ukraine’s Willingness To Compromise

Biden Calls for Putin To Be Removed From Power, White House Walks Back Threat

About Kyle Anzalone

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

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