News Roundup 6/24/19

by | Jun 24, 2019

News Roundup 6/24/19

by | Jun 24, 2019

US News

  • Trump plans to nominate Mark Esper to be Defense Secretary. [Link]
  • A woman was awarded over $500,000 because police officers looked up her information scores of times. [Link]
  • New York lawmakers pass a law that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana and expunges 900,000 marijuana convictions. [Link]
  • The Navy awards Raytheon an over $200 million contract for systems to help F-35s land on aircraft carriers. [Link]

Immigration

  • Migrant children held in the US are in disturbing conditions. [Link]
  • Trump postpones planned nationwide immigration sweeps. [Link]
  • Texas deploys 1,000 National Guard troops to the southern border. [Link]

NATO

  • NATO plans to make ‘space’ a domain of war this year. [Link]

Iran

  • The additional 1,000 troops that are being deployed to the Middle East includes a Patriot Missile system. [Link]
  • Trump tweets he called off the attack against Iran. [Link]
  • Reports surfaced suggesting the US alerted Iran to the coming attack before Trump called it off. The State Department denies alerting Iran. [Link]
  • US Cyber Command targeted Iranian missiles with a cyber attack Thursday. [Link]
  • Israeli officials demand a stronger US response to Iran. [Link]
  • Trump says he will impose new sanctions against Iran on Monday. [Link]
  • Poor decision making at the Pentagon made it possible for Iran to be able to shoot down a US drone. [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.

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