News Roundup 8/1/18

by | Aug 1, 2018

News Roundup 8/1/18

by | Aug 1, 2018

  • John Kelly says he will remain Trump’s chief of staff through 2020. [Link]
  • A federal judge temporarily blocks the release of 3D printed gun blueprints. [Link]
  • Colorado police shoot and kill an innocent homeowner. The police were responding to a call of a break-in, and the homeowner had already killed in the intruder when police shot him. [Link]
  • The Pentagon takes the first steps in establishing a Space Force. [Link]
  • Peter Van Buren: Trump is not a Manchurian Candidate. [Link]
  • North and South Korean generals meet to discuss reducing military tensions. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama debunks the latest attempts by the Hawks to hurt the Korean peace process. [Link]
  • Trista Parsi explains why Trump is unlikely to get a deal with Iran without making concessions. [Link]
  • Two US citizens were among four killed in an ISIS terror attack in Tajikistan. [Link]
  • The inspector general for the Afghan War finds a disturbing increase in attacks by ISIS-K in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections in October 2018 and presidential elections in April 2019. [Link]
  • A Turkish court rejects the request of a US pastor from being released from his house arrest. The pastor is accused of involvement in the 2016 coup attempt and served 21 months in jail before being released to house arrest. Link]
  • Israel intercepts a flotilla in international waters that was attempting to bring aid into Gaza. [Link]
  • Russia tells Israel that Russia cannot kick Iran out of Syria. Israel claims Russia proposed to keep Iranian forces 100 Km from the Syria/Israel border. [Link]
  • The Houthis announce they will halt attacks on ships in the Red Sea for two weeks. [Link]
  • Oxfam American warns that shutting down the Port of Hodeida could double the number of starving people in Yemen. [Link]
  • AFRICOM commander says the US now has armed drones in Niger. [Link]

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