News Roundup 8/10/2023

by | Aug 10, 2023

News Roundup 8/10/2023

by | Aug 10, 2023

US News

  • The Pentagon is planning an expensive upgrade to its problem-plagued Zumwalt-class destroyers. The Department of Defense is preparing to equip the USS Zumwalt with hypersonic missile launchers. The Institute 
  • Cristopher Pohlhaus, a former Marine and prominent Neo-Nazi – has purchased land in Maine to train soldiers to fight for Ukraine. He sees the war against Russia as a unique chance to fight alongside the Azov Battalion and defend a nearly “all-white nation.” The Institute 

Russia

  • The Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it shot down two drones overnight that were headed toward Moscow as there’s been a significant uptick in Ukrainian attacks on the capital city. AWC
  • Polish officials said Wednesday that Warsaw will send an additional 2,000 troops to reinforce its border with Belarus as tensions between the two neighbors continue to rise. AWC

China

  • The US is considering using Australia as a missile testing ground as part of the AUKUS military pact, AFP reported on Wednesday. AWC
  • President Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order banning American investments in certain technologies in China, marking a significant escalation in the economic war against Beijing. AWC

Israel

  • Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has called for the US to provide Saudi Arabia with defense commitments as Israel is vying for a normalization deal with Riyadh. AWC

Niger

  • Niger’s ruling Junta on Wednesday accused France of violating Niger’s airspace and freeing “terrorists” as tensions continue to rise in West Africa after the ousting of Nigerien President Mahamoud Bazoum. AWC

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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