News Roundup 6/12/20

by | Jun 12, 2020

News Roundup 6/12/20

by | Jun 12, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Jordan Smith explains “less than lethal” weapons result in life-threatening injuries. [Link]
  • The US national debt is now over $26 trillion. The US has added $2 trillion to the debt in about two months. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will give a $135 million bailout five defense companies. [Link]
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to issue subpoenas in the Crossfire Hurricane inquiry. There will be 53 subpoenas issued. The list includes Brennan, Clapper, and Comey. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul introduces a bill that will ban no-knock raids nationwide. [Link]
  • The Senate-proposed National Defense Authorization Act includes $6 billion to counter China, a rule that prevents the president from deploying the military against protesters, and a requirement to change the name of some bases that date back to the Civil War. [Link]
  • House Republicans are proposing a law that allows the president to declare war against any group on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list. The Executive Branch is able to add groups to the list. [Link]
  • The US is threatening to sanction members of the ICC and their families for investigating US and Israeli war crimes. [Link]

Great Power

  • Russia accuses the US of trying to bury the New Start Treaty by including China. [Link]
  • The US plans to give Ukraine $250 million in security funds to deter Russia. [Link]

North Korea

  • Kim Jong-un says there is little reason to continue his relationship with Trump because the US maintains its hostile policy towards North Korea. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • CENTCOM Chief Gen. McKenzie says the Taliban have not met their commitment to warrant a US troop pullout. [Link]
  • Four people were killed in a mosque bombing in Kabul. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US is sending a group of F-35s to the Middle East. [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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