News Roundup 6/21/21

by | Jun 21, 2021

News Roundup 6/21/21

by | Jun 21, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Portland’s entire riot control police unit resigned from the assignment after one member of the team was indicted on assault charges. [Link]

Russia

  • Russia announced it will leave the Open Skies Treaty on December 18th. [Link]
  • Politico reported the US froze a planned $100 million military aid package to Ukraine. [Link] The White House denied the report. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Taliban say a plan to keep Turkish troops deployed to the Kabul Airport is unacceptable. [Link]
  • The Afghan Defense Minister claims the Afghan Army killed over 250 Taliban in one 24-hour period. The Taliban dispute the numbers. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Palestinian Authority called off its vaccination exchange program with Israel. The PA claimed the vaccinations Israel gave the PA were expiring too quickly. [Link]
  • The Pentagon will send a budget request to Congress asking for military aid to Israel to replenish the country’s Iron Dome air defense system. [Link]
  • Biden says the US will reduce troop numbers in the Middle East. The US will be pulling some missile defense batteries from Saudi Arabia and troops who work on aircraft. The move is to give the US more resources to confront Russia and China. [Link]

Iran

  • Iranian Cleric Raisi wins the presidential election. [Link]
  • The US wants to finalize an agreement with Iran to return to the nuclear deal before the new president takes office on August 4th. [Link]
  • US officials say two Iranian ships – that were believed by the US to be taking weapons to Venezuela – are bringing the weapons to Syria or Russia. [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.

Our Books

latest book lineup.

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/21/2024

Ukraine Zelensky Remains in Power Despite Presidential Term Expiring AWC Ukraine Pushes for US To Allow US Weapons To Be Used on Russian Territory AWC Iran Republican Iran Hawks Celebrate Death of Iranian President AWC Israel ICC Seeks Arrest Warrants for Israeli and...

read more
News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/20/2024

Ukraine Ukraine’s Latest Conscription Law Stretches Workforce The Institute  Zelensky Rejects Macron’s Proposal for an Olympic Truce With Russia AWC Putin Says Russia Creating ‘Buffer Zone’ in Kharkiv in Response to Ukrainian Attacks on Belgorod AWC Israel American...

read more
News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/17/2024

Australia  Military Whistleblower McBride Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison The Institute  Russia Xi Agrees To Deepen China-Russia Military Ties, Brushing Off US Warnings AWC Ukrainian Officials Ask NATO To Send Troops for Training Inside Ukraine AWC Zelensky...

read more
News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/16/2024

Ukraine Blinken Justifies Zelensky’s Decision To Cancel Ukrainian Elections AWC Blinken Announces $2 Billion in Military Aid for Ukraine as Russian Forces Advance AWC Estonia ‘Seriously’ Discussing Sending Troops to Ukraine AWC Europe Biden Signs Bill Banning Russian...

read more
News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/14/2024

Ukraine Sweden Is Open to Hosting NATO Nuclear Weapons The Institute  Ukraine Says EU Plan To Provide Over $3 Billion Per Year Is ‘Almost Nothing’ AWC Ukraine’s Kharkiv Commander Gets Replaced as Russian Forces Advance AWC Israel CNN Speaks With Israel Whistleblowers...

read more
News Roundup 5/21/2024

News Roundup 5/13/2024

Ukraine Ukraine’s Parliament Passes Bill To Crack Down on Draft Evaders AWC White House Announces New $400 Million Arms Transfer to Ukraine X Russian Forces Make Significant Gains in Northeastern Ukraine AWC Ukrainian Shelling Kills 11 Civilians in Russia’s Belgorod...

read more