News Roundup 5/19/20

by | May 19, 2020

News Roundup 5/19/20

by | May 19, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Police carried out a no-knock raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in the middle of the night. Her boyfriend fired at the armed men breaking into the home. Once he fired at the officers, police fired several shots back, killing Taylor. The man the police were looking for had already been arrested. [Link]
  • The fired State Department Inspector General was investigating Secretary of State Pompeo’s decision to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia against the will of Congress. [Link]
  • Trump gives the WHO 30 days to make changes or he plans to cut US funding. [Link]
  • The Pacific fleet announces its subs are carrying out forward contingency operations off the coast of China. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Trump tweets that he is not acting impulsively by attempting to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan. [Link] 
  • The US Envoy to Afghanistan is traveling to the region for talks with the Taliban and Afghan government. [Link]

Middle East

  • Rockets landed near the US embassy in Iraq for the first time in a few weeks. [Link]
  • The Washington Post reports Israeli carried out a cyberattack on an Iranian port. [Link]
  • Gareth Porter debunks claims that Iran supported al-Qaeda. [Link]
  • In Libya, the Government of National Accord seized a key airbase from the Libyan National Army. [Link]

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