News Roundup 6/17/19

by | Jun 17, 2019

News Roundup 6/17/19

by | Jun 17, 2019

US News

  • MailChimp blocks anti-vax activists. [Link]
  • San Francisco requires stores to accept cash. [Link]
  • An ATF employee stole and sold thousands of guns that were meant to be destroyed. [Link]
  • NASA says returning to the moon will cost $20 to $30 billion. [Link]
  • The FBI is failing to take the required steps to improve the accuracy and privacy of its facial recognition system. The system has misidentified members of Congress as wanted criminals. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • John Bolton has a lot of control of American foreign policy. [Link]
  • Senator Rand Paul condemns US weapon sales to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar. [Link]
  • The NY Times reports US Cyber Command is going on the offensive against Russia’s power grid. [Link] Trump may not have known about the plan to aggressively target Russia’s power grid. [Link]
  • Trump will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland. [Link]

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong’s leader suspends the process of creating a law to allow extraditions to China. [Link]

Iran

  • Senator Tom Cotton calls for retaliatory strikes against Iran. [Link]
  • Pompeo blames Iran for a bombing in Kabul that was carried out by the Taliban. [Link]
  • Iran threatens to begin to leave its commitments in the JCPOA if it doesn’t see positive signals from other signatories to the agreement. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama breaks down the possible culprits of the attack on cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden [Link]
  • The Houthi shot down a US-operated drone in Yemen. The US blames Iran for providing the Houthi with the weapons to shoot down the drone. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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