News Roundup 8/23/18

by | Aug 23, 2018

News Roundup 8/23/18

by | Aug 23, 2018

  • Moon of Alabama takes on the claim that Iran is using Facebook to influence Americans. [Link]
  • US prisoners are striking against unfair labor rules. [Link]
  • Senate leadership blocks a vote on an amendment that would have defunded the Yemen War. [Link]
  • Senators voice their opposition to Trump’s push for improved relations with Russia. [Link]
  • A NATO spokesperson claims that troops deployed near the Russian border are only defensive. [Link]
  • A Swiss bank freezes $5 billion in Russian money due to US sanctions. [Link]
  • Russia plans to deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey in 2019. [Link]
  • Russia will host talks with the Taliban next month. [Link] The US and the Afghan government have turned down invitations to the talks. [Link]
  • Daniel Larison on John Bolton’s latest attempt to kill North Korean denuclearization. [Link]
  • Japan plans to send a destroyer through the South China Sea. [Link]
  • Stephen Walt explains how the US has had a negative impact on the Middle East. [Link]
  • John Bolton threatens to attack Syria if Assad uses chemical weapons. [Link]
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan will only be a US ally in peace. [Link]
  • The US carries out an airstrike in Somalia. The US claims to have killed two al-Shabaab militants. [Link]
  • The US is building an airbase in Niger that will cost $110 million. Once completed, the base will cost over $30 million a year to operate. [Link]

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