News Roundup 3/7/2023

by | Mar 7, 2023

News Roundup 3/7/2023

by | Mar 7, 2023

US News

  • Congress passed a law that gives defense contractors special inflation relief. Responsible Statecraft
  • A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would lift the embargo on Cuba to facilitate trade while maintaining other sanctions on the Cuban government. AWC

Russia

  • Ukraine has been seeking cluster bombs from the US to use in its war against Russian forces and is now asking for a type of controversial munition that they want to adapt so they can be dropped from drones, Reuters reported on Monday. AWC
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that his top generals want to keep fighting for the eastern Donetsk city of Bakhmut, where Russian and Ukrainian forces have been locked in a heavy battle for over eight months. AWC

China

  • Taiwanese Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said Monday that China will use Taiwan’s growing relationship with the US as an excuse to increase military pressure on the island. AWC
  • Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convinced House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to meet her in California instead of Taipei to avoid a major response from China, Financial Times reported on Monday. AWC

Syria

  • The House is expected to vote on a War Powers Resolution this Wednesday introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that would order President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Syria. AWC
  • An Israeli airstrike hit Syria’s Aleppo International Airport early Tuesday, damaging the runway and putting the airport out of service, Syria’s news agency SANA reported. AWC

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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