News Roundup 5/2/19

by | May 2, 2019

News Roundup 5/2/19

by | May 2, 2019

Immigration

  • The Pentagon expects to send about 300 more troops to the border. [Link]
  • Trump proposes having asylum seekers pay an application fee. [Link]

US Foreign Policy

  • Biden’s campaign says he opposes continuing US support for Saudi in the Yemeni War. Biden was Vice President when the US entered the war. [Link]
  • Trump is seeking to name the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group. [Link]
  • The Air Force says it needs an additional $4 billion in 2019. [Link]
  • The commander of Gitmo has been relieved of duty. [Link]
  • The US Air Force is increasing ties with Greece as the US relationship with Turkey falls apart. [Link]

Venezuela

  • The US helped drive the coup attempt in Venezuela. [Link]
  • Guaido and the Trump administration believed several top officials in the Maduro government officials were ready to change loyalties during the coup attempt. However, they all remained loyal supporters of the Maduro government. Moon of Alabama argues this suggests the Maduro set up Guaido and Trump. Moon of Alabama also discusses the possibility of a US military attack on Venezuela. [Link]

Europe

  • A UK judge sentences Assange to 50 weeks for violating bail. [Link]
  • The Socialist party wins the most seats in Spain’s election. [Link]

North Korea

  • North Korea warns the US will face undesired consequences if it does not offer a more acceptable denuclearization plan by the end of the year. [Link]
  • Bolton says Trump prefers unilateral talks with North Korea and does not want a step by step deal. [Link]

Middle East

  • Phil Giraldi argues the Gazans are the victims of the Israeli government. [Lnk]
  • Turkey arrests 22 Syrians and Iraqis accused of being ISIS members. [Link]
  • Turkey says a Turkish soldier was killed by Syrian Kurds. [Link]

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