News Roundup 6/16/21

by | Jun 16, 2021

News Roundup 6/16/21

by | Jun 16, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Two states now require cops to get a warrant before searching DNA databases, like 23 and Me. [Link]
  • The military lost track of 1,900 firearms over the past decade. [Link]

China

  • The US is considering creating a permanent anti-China naval task force. [Link]
  • In response to the US deploying an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea, China sent 28 warplanes through Taiwan’s air identification zone. [Link]

Azerbaijan 

  • Turkey signed a defense pact with Azerbaijan. [Link]

Israel

  • Israel held a parade where demonstrators chanted “death to Arabs.” [Link]
  • Israel carried out several airstrikes in Gaza. Israel claims it was a response to Hamas launching fire-balloons. [Link]

Middle East

  • Iran says it has produced 6.5 kg of 60% enriched uranium. [Link]
  • France warns the Lebanese Army is on the brink of collapse. France will host a fundraiser to get other countries to donate to the army. The Lebanese soldiers are leaving because inflation has made their salaries worthless. [Link]
  • A UAE-backed group is behind a new military base being built on a Yemeni island. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is considering deploying special forces troops to Somalia. [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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