News Roundup 6/19/20

by | Jun 19, 2020

News Roundup 6/19/20

by | Jun 19, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending the DACA program. [Link]
  • A new bill will require any president to get Congressional approval before removing troops from Europe. [Link]
  • The Senate National Defense Authorization Act expands the Air Force. [Link]
  • The US sanctions a Mexican company claiming it was helping Venezuela. [Link]
  • The US offers a $10 million reward for two members of the Colombian group FARC. [Link]

North Korea

  • The Pentagon says North Korea still presents an extraordinary threat. [Link] 
  • Trump blames Bolton for messing up talks with Libya and says he should have fired him earlier in his campaign. [Link]
  • North Korean soldiers were detected near the South Korea border. Kim Jong-un has threatened to move military assets back to the border. [Link]

China/India

  • China releases ten Indian soldiers that were captured in clashes earlier this week. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • The Taliban and the Afghan government are closing in on engaging in talks. A final hang-up is the release of several Taliban prisoners the Afghan government says is too dangerous to release. Western governments are backing the Afghan government’s decision. [Link]
  • CENTCOM reports US troops levels in Afghanistan are down to 8,600; a key number reached in the US/Taliban agreement. [Link]

Middle East

  • NATO will investigate an incident in the Medeterarian Sea between Turkey and France. France claims a Turkish naval vessel failed to respond to a request for inspection. [Link]
  • The murder of an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man by Israeli security forces has sparked Palestinian Lives Matter protests. [Link]
  • Iraq calls on Turkey and Iran to end attacks on the PKK in Iraqi territory. [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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