News Roundup 8/7/20

by | Aug 7, 2020

News Roundup 8/7/20

by | Aug 7, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • LA’s mayor says the city will cut power and sewer services to family homes where lockdowns are violated. [Link]
  • Trump’s Operation Legend is expanding its deployment of federal police to St. Louis and Memphis. [Link]

Foreign Policy 

  • Trump’s Envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, will leave the post. He will be replaced by Elliot Abrams. [Link]
  • Trump signs several executive orders targeting TicTok and other Chinese owned social media. Trump is giving an American company 45 days to buy TicTok or have the app shut down in the US. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo announces the Clear Internet Plan to wall off Chinese content from the US. [Link]
  • The Pentagon refused to confirm Trump’s announcement that an additional 4,000 US troops will leave Afghanistan by November. [Link]
  • About 75% of Americans support bringing troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Elijah Magnier explains the explosion in Beirut was caused by maintenance on the vessel holding ammonium nitrate. [Link]
  • A Saudi airstrike killed at least ten people in Yemen. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

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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