News Roundup 6/19/19

by | Jun 19, 2019

News Roundup 6/19/19

by | Jun 19, 2019

US News

  • CrowdStrike never produced a final report on their investigation into the DNC servers. The CrowdStrike draft reports were critical in advancing the Russiagate conspiracy theory. [Link]
  • Trump resends the nomination of Patrick Shanahan for Secretary of Defense. Mark Esper will take over as acting Defense Secretary. [Link]
  • The new acting Defense Secretary is a long time China hawk and a former Raytheon executive. [Link]
  • A Department of Defense official accepted a job from Amazon while helping to influence the Pentagon to award Amazon a $10 billion contract. [Link]

Russia

  • Russia says it has thwarted American cyber attacks. [Link]

Iran

  • Mathew Bunn explains how the US and Iran can cool tensions. [Link]

Yemen

  • Pompeo kept Saudi Arabia off of a State Department list of countries that use child soldiers. Human rights groups have documented Saudi backing child soldiers in the Yemen War. [Link]
  • The UN says there has been no Houthi at the ports in Hodeida for a month. [Link]  
  • The UN is threatening to cut some food aid to Houthi controlled Yemen. [Link]
  • Gunmen killed 41 people in Mali. The massacre one of many in ethnic violence plaguing Mali. [Link]
  • ACLED finds over 90,000 people have been killed during the Yemen War. Saudi airstrikes are responsible for 67% of civilian deaths. [Link]

Africa

  • At least 161 people have been killed by ethnic violence in the Congo. [Link]
  • Militants in Nigeria kill 34 people. [Link]
  • Thirty people were killed by a suicide bomber in Nigeria. Boko Haram or IS is likely behind the attack. [Link]
  • 1.8 million in South Sudan are in an emergency need for food. [Link]

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