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News Roundup 5/18/21

by | May 18, 2021

News Roundup 5/18/21

by | May 18, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Biden is considering keeping a Trump-era Pentagon rule that allows the Department of Defense to carry out psyops with less oversight from the State Department. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Russia is advancing illegal claims in the Arctic. [Link]
  • The US is planning a 27-nation naval war game near Crimea. [Link]

Myanmar

  • Activists groups in Myanmar report 800 deaths since the military took control over the government in February. [Link]
  • The US imposed sanctions on the State Administrative Council and 16 other people. [Link]

Israel

  • Biden approves a nearly $750 million sale of bombs to Israel. [Link]
  • House Dems will ask Biden to suspend the planned arms sale to Israel in order to review the sale. [Link]
  • Israel strikes have hit medical facilities and damaged roads making it more difficult for the people of Gaza to get to hospitals. [Link]
  • 55,000 people have been displaced by Israel’s bombing of Gaza. Amnesty International says the Israeli strikes on medical and water treatment facilities may amount to war crimes. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he has not seen evidence proving Hamas used an office building that held the AP office in Gaza. [Link]
  • On a call with the Israeli President Netanyahu, Biden said he supported a ceasefire. However, when the UN Security Council put forward a resolution calling for a ceasefire, the US vetoed it. [Link]

Iraq

  • The US claims it carried out nine airstrikes on five ISIS hideouts in the northern Iraqi mountains. [Link]

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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