News Roundup 4/23/20

by | Apr 23, 2020

News Roundup 4/23/20

by | Apr 23, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The USS Comfort, a large Navy hospital ship, will leave New York after treating only 179 patients. The ship leaves as the governor said it was no longer necessary. [Link]
  • A new poll finds that 73% of vets and 69% of military families support withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Millions of people around the world will go hungry because of supply chain disruptions caused by coronavirus lockdowns. [Link]

Israel

  • Secretary of State Pompeo says it is Israel’s decision to annex the West Bank or not. [Link]
  • Palestinian political leader Abbas says he will void all deals with the US and Israel if they move forward with annexing portions of the West Bank. [Link]

Iran

  • Trump says he instructed the US Navy to ‘shoot down’ any Iranian ships that harass American warships. [Link]
  • Senior Pentagon officials suggest they are interpreting Trump’s instructions to destroy Iranian ships as a warning to Iran. The officials said they would continue with the current policy of self-defense. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo condemns Iran launching a satellite into orbit. [Link] 

Syria

  • A US military convoy was chased out of a Syrian town by civilians throwing rocks at the convoy. [Link]

Mozambique

  • Mozambique police say Islamists killed 52 people in attacks on villages. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

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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