News Roundup 6/5/19

by | Jun 5, 2019

News Roundup 6/5/19

by | Jun 5, 2019

US News

  • A police officer has been charged for his inaction during the Parkland Shooting. [Link]
  • A House panel adds a provision to the NDAA preventing the deployment of low-yield nuclear weapons. [Link]
  • The US will spend $700,000 improving a military base in Germany. The military base has not decided how to spend the money. [Link]
  • The State Department approves the sale of $1.67 billion in F-16s to Bulgaria. [Link]  

Asia

  • South Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Japan are building up their military in response to actions by Great Powers. [Link]
  • The US agrees to sell 34 surveillance drones to Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. [Link]
  • American and Indonesian defense officials meet to discuss increasing ties with an Indonesia special operations force that has a history of war crimes. [Link]
  • Azerbaijan cancels a $1 billion contract with Boeing over concerns about the safety of 737 Max jets. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The leader of the Taliban says his group will continue to fight until their goals are met.  [Link]

Middle East

  • A terrorist killed two Lebanon police and two soldiers before blowing himself up. [Link]
  • Trump and Pompeo temper expectation for the Israel/Palestine peace deal. [Link]
  • Syrian state media reports three Syrian soldiers were killed by an Israeli rocket. [Link]

Africa

  • ISIS in Somalia is generating enough recruits to grow despite an increase in US bombing ISIS targets. [Link]
  • Algeria’s ruling council announces it will not hold planned elections on July 4th. [Link]
  • Congolese forces kill 26 militants during a battle in an area with Ebola. [Link]
  • Medics report that 30 people died when Sudanese government forces entered a protest camp. [Link]

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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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