News Roundup 6/22/2022

by | Jun 21, 2022

News Roundup 6/22/2022

by | Jun 21, 2022

US News

  • The Biden administration announced a change in US military policy that bans the use of anti-personnel land mines everywhere in the world, except for the Korean Peninsula. [Link]
  • Almost 1,400 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are deploying to East Africa and Kuwait. [Link]
  • SpaceX launched a German military satellite into space. [Link]


  • The British Defense Ministry backed the Ukrainian claim that Ukrainian forces sunk a Russian tugboat with US-made Harpoon missiles. [Link]
  • German self-propelled howitzers arrived in Ukraine in the first delivery of heavy weapons. [Link]
  • In the latest high-level US visit to Ukraine, Attorney General Merrick Garland made an appearance in the country on Tuesday and pledged US support for investigating alleged Russian war crimes. [Link]
  • The State Department announced that Stephen Zabielski, an American citizen, died while fighting in Ukraine, but refused to provide further information about the exact circumstances of his death. [Link]
  • Turkey is planning to host Russian, Ukrainian and United Nations officials for talks in the coming weeks aimed at resuming the export of grain from Black Sea ports. [Link]


  • Taiwan scrambled jets on Tuesday to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft in its air defense zone, including bombers that flew to the south of the island and into the Pacific. The latest Chinese mission included 17 fighters and six H-6 bombers. [Link]
  • Internal emails from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) revealed that officials in the agency were very alarmed by the news of China and the Solomon Islands signing a security pact. [Link]

Middle East

  • Israel is ramping up its attacks on Iranian nuclear sites and scientists, while keeping the US largely in the dark about its covert actions, according to a CNN report citing current and former US officials. [Link]
  • A US warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat. [Link]
  • A member of the U.S. Air Force was arrested in connection with an attack on an American base in Syria. The explosion injured four U.S. personnel in eastern Syria. [Link]
  • Lebanon, Syria and Egypt on Tuesday agreed to ship 650 million cubic meters of natural gas per year from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria. [Link]


  • East African leaders meeting in Kenya have agreed to deploy a Kenya-led regional security force to stop the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). [Link]

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