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News Roundup 3/29/2022

by | Mar 28, 2022

News Roundup 3/29/2022

by | Mar 28, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Department of Justice is seeking $34 million to hire over 100 prosecutors for 1/6 cases. [Link]
  • The Space Force is seeking to increase its budget by 40%. [Link]
  • The US will integrate space and cyber capabilities with Australia. [Link]
  • The new Pentagon budget calls for getting rid of the A-10 aircraft in the coming years. [Link] The budget includes $34.4 million to accelerate nuclear modernization and $1 billion to close Red Hill fuel storage tanks. [Link]
  • Canada announces a plan to buy 88 F-35s. [Link]
  • The Honduras Supreme Court approves the extradition of its previous president – Juan Hernandez – to the US to face drug trafficking charges. [Link]

Russia

  • Rand Paul is slowing the passage of a bill that will limit normal trade relations with Russia. [Link]
  • American companies operating in Russia fear they will face sanctions if they pay rent to their Russian landlords. [Link]
  • The G7 says they will not pay for Russian energy imports in rubles. [Link]
  • US B-52s have been active in Europe since Russia invaded Ukraine. [Link]
  • The Pentagon believes it will need additional funds for Ukraine this summer. [Link]
  • The US will send an additional 240 troops and six spy planes to Europe. [Link]
  • Ukraine’s intelligence posted a list of 620 names of people it claims are Russian agents. [Link]
  • According to the Financial Times, Russia is willing to let Ukraine seek EU membership if it drops its bid to join NATO. [Link]

North Korea

  • Kim Jong-un says he wants to further advance North Korea’s military capabilities. [Link]

Nagorno-Karabakh

  • Russia says Azeri forces violated a ceasefire with Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh when they entered a city under the protection of Russian peacekeeping forces. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two Israeli police officers. [Link]
  • Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in a clash with militants. [Link]

Yemen

  • The Houthi warn Saudi Arabia not to miss its opportunity for a ceasefire. [Link]
  • Eight people were killed by Saudi strikes in Yemen. [Link]
  • The Houthi announce they have reached a prisoner of war swap with the Saudi-backed Yemen government. [Link]

Africa

  • After announcing a ceasefire, the Ethiopian army is building up its forces near Tigray. [Link]
  • The US pledges $195 million in assistance to South Sudan. [Link]

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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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