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News Roundup 3/6/19

by | Mar 6, 2019

News Roundup 3/6/19

by | Mar 6, 2019

US News

  • Luke Murray, an aide to House Republican leadership, says the NSA has ended its mass collection of call metadata. [Link]
  • Lockheed receives $1 billion from the Pentagon on behalf of Saudi Arabia for THAAD missile defense. [Link]
  • The US offers a $1 million reward for information on Osama bin Laden’s son who is taking over al-Qaeda. [Link]

Canada

  • Canada will allow the extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to move forward. [Link]

Europe

  • Serbia and Kosovo are pursuing a land swap agreement along ethnic lines. [Link]
  • Gilbert Doctorow breaks down Putin’s speech. [Link] He explains how Russia’s advancing nuclear capabilities have changed Russia’s policy towards the US. [Link]
  • Russia officially suspends the INF Treaty. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Senators Paul and Udall introduce a bill that declares victory in Afghanistan and brings US troops home. The bill also includes a $2,500 bonus for all vets of the war. [Link]
  • The Taliban say progress was made in peace talks with the US. [Link]

Middle East

  • Syrian Kurds transfer 14 captured French ISIS fighters to the Iraqi government. [Link]
  • The SDF report 200 ISIS fighters surrender. About 1,000 ISIS fighters continue to hold a small area of Syria. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE have donated $10,000s to Senators in the run-up to votes on the Yemen War. [Link]
  • The US and Tunisian governments work to keep their military relationship secret. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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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