News Roundup 4/16/20

by | Apr 16, 2020

News Roundup 4/16/20

by | Apr 16, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A Pentagon inspector general found ethical violations in the Pentagon awarding the JEDI contract. The contract is for the Pentagon’s cloud and has been the subject of several lawsuits. [Link]
  • The US says Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon. [Link]
  • Trump says the US is investigating if the coronavirus came from the research facility in Wuhan. [Link]
  • The US claims China is violating a treaty by testing nuclear weapons. The only evidence the US provided is claiming increased Chinese activity at nuclear sites. [Link]

Ukraine

  • The Ukrainian government and separatists in the Donbas being a prisoner swap. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Nearly 400 Rohingya migrants were rescued off the coast of Bangladesh. Thirty-two people on the vessel have died. [Link]

Middle East

  • An Israeli drone carried out a strike against Hezbollah targets in Syria. [Link]
  • Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and his main political challenger are struggling to form a unity government. [Link]
  • The US releases a video claiming small Iranian speed boats were harassing an American warship. The American warship was near Iranian waters when the incident occurred. [Link]
  • Coronavirus is a massive threat to Yemen. [Link]

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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