News Roundup 6/15/21

by | Jun 15, 2021

News Roundup 6/15/21

by | Jun 15, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • California will spend $100 million to try to help the legal cannabis business compete with the illegal sellers. [Link]
  • Biden backs a House bill that will repeal the 2002 AUMF. [Link]
  • USAID is giving El Salvador $115 million. About half of the money will go to security assistance. [Link]

Great Power

  • Biden says Ukraine can join NATO after it cleans up corruption. [Link]
  • A joint statement from the NATO meeting says member states agree that an attack in space can invoke the mutual defense clause of the treaty. [Link]
  • The joint statement from the G7 summit identified China as a target. [Link]
  • The US deployed an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea. [Link]
  • The Philippines extended its Visiting Forces Agreement with the US. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie says the US will not carry out airstrikes in support of the Afghan government after the withdrawal is complete. [Link]
  • NATO says it is committed to training Afghan soldiers after the withdrawal is complete. [Link]
  • Four polio workers were killed by militants. [Link]
  • NATO plans to continue to fund and provide security for the Kabul Airport. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran signals a deal has been reached with the US for sanctions relief. An Iranian official said only small details remain to be worked out. [Link]
  • In Somalia, 15 people were killed by a suicide bomber targeting army recruits. [Link]

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