News Roundup 6/7/21

by | Jun 7, 2021

News Roundup 6/7/21

by | Jun 7, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Chicago students from black and brown majority schools are being funneled into classes taught by the military. [Link]
  • The Department of Justice plans to give ransomware attacks the same priority as terrorism. [Link]
  • After a pause, weapons makers are once again donating money to political campaigns. [Link]
  • A military judge has decided to allow information obtained through torture to be used at trial. [Link]
  • The US used Denmark as a listening post to spy on Europeans, including the German chancellor. [Link]
  • The US didn’t make a single condolence payment in 2020. Congress allocated $3 million for paying families that are able to prove the US murdered an innocent relative. [Link]

Great Power

  • Ireland is considering integrating its military more with the EU and NATO. [Link]
  • The US is engaged in the Arctic Challenge war games with Norway, Sweden, and Finland.  [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The CIA is seeking bases to operate from in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US announces $266 million more in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The US will give the Afghan Army $3.3 billion in 2022. The Pentagon also plans to spend $9 billion on military operations in Afghanistan next year. [Link]
  • The Afghan Army may not be able to maintain its air power after US troops and contractors withdraw. The US is seeking options like remote assistance or transporting the equipment out of the country for maintenance. [Link]
  • Over 100 Afghan government soldiers were killed in fighting over the weekend. [Link]
  • An Afghan Army airstrike killed as many as 30 civilians in Helmond. [Link]
  • An Afghan Army airstrike killed 12 Afghan government fighters. [Link]
  • A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed 11. [Link]

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