News Roundup 4/27/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

News Roundup 4/27/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Minneapolis police used social media to surveil black residents unrelated to crimes. [Link]
  • Increasing fuel prices will cost the Pentagon an additional $3 billion in 2022. [Link]
  • The Army will spend at least $8 billion over the next five years to develop a replacement for the Patriot interceptor system. [Link]
  • The US will exclude representatives from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the Summit of the Americas. [Link]
  • The UK plans to buy 74 F-35s. [Link]


  • The White House will ask Congress for a massive aid package to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says Ukraine could apply for NATO membership down the road. [Link]
  • Senators call on Joe Biden to use the Defense Production Act to produce weapons for Ukraine and replace US stockpiles. [Link]
  • Biden plans to visit a Lockheed factory producing Javelin missiles. [Link]
  • NBC News reports US officials claim the Pentagon has provided intelligence to Ukraine to aid in the downing of a Russian troop transport plane carrying hundreds of soldiers. [Link]
  • The US holds 40-nation military talks on Ukraine. [Link]
  • Russia says it destroyed a stockpile of Western weapons. [Link]
  • Russia cuts gas shipments to Poland and Bulgaria for refusing to pay in Rubles. [Link]


  • Blinken says the US will give Taiwan all it needs to defend against an attack from China. [Link]
  • China condemns the US for sailing a guided-missile destroyer through the Taiwan Strait. [Link]
  • Pakistan’s Baloch Liberation Army carried out an attack targeting Chinese teachers, killing three. The BLA warned China it would continue to target its citizens in Pakistan. [Link]


  • North Korea hosted a military parade and Kim Jong-un said his country would rapidly accelerate its nuclear program. [Link]
  • South Korea’s president-elect will look to join AUKUS and the Quad. [Link]


  • Israeli officials say Biden is near declaring talks with Iran a failure. [Link] Blinken says it is still possible to save the agreement. [Link]
  • The Palestinian foreign ministry says a West Bank man was executed by Israeli occupation forces. [Link]
  • Israeli strikes killed at least nine people in Syria. [Link]


  • AFRICOM announces a new mission in West Africa to stop illegal fishing. [Link]
  • Twenty Muslim worshipers were killed in Ethiopia. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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