News Roundup 4/22/21

by | Apr 22, 2021

News Roundup 4/22/21

by | Apr 22, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Great Power

  • The US and Russia both have their ambassadors recalled. Russia recalled its ambassador after Biden called Putin a killer and the US just recalled its ambassador. [Link]
  • Ukraine’s president says his country is ready for war and signed a bill calling up reservists. [Link]
  • Russia has ordered its forces back to their home bases. The troop movement takes forces away from the border with Ukraine. [Link]
  • The US Ambassador to Belarus met with a member of the country’s opposition. The ambassador is yet to enter Belarus. [Link]
  • The US and China are increasing military activity in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • The head of STRATCOM calls for upgraded nuclear weapons to combat China. [Link]

Korea

  • The US is considering a proposal from South Korea to officially end the Korean War. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The War in Afghanistan cost the US at least $2.26 trillion. [Link]
  • The US has started to remove some equipment from Afghanistan and end some local contracts. [Link]
  • Germany could withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by July 4th. [Link]
  • The Taliban are refusing to attend peace talks in Turkey. [Link]

Middle East

  • House Republicans introduced the Maximum Pressure Act to put more sanctions on Iran. [Link]
  • Iran’s President says 60-70% of the issues between the US and Iran have been worked out. [Link]
  • Syria’s air defense system fired a missile at an Israeli warplane and missed. The missile landed near an Israeli nuclear site. Israel responded with airstrikes in Syria. [Link]
  • The US Envoy to Yemen says he is unsure if the US is still providing military support to Saudi’s War in Yemen. [Link]

Chad

  • Rebels in Chad are threatening to kill the son of the recently killed longtime dictator of the country. Deby’s son has assumed control of the government. [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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