News Roundup 9/17/20

by | Sep 17, 2020

News Roundup 9/17/20

by | Sep 17, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • A 46-year-old Texas woman died on the floor of her jail cell after the prison failed to give her prescribed medications and appropriate medical care. [Link]
  • A judge rules Pennsylvania’s lockdowns are unconstitutional. [Link]
  • A judge blasts prosecutors US Attorney in Manhattan for failing to provide exculpatory evidence and making misleading statements in the trial against an Iranian man for allegedly violating sanctions. [Link]
  • Daniel Ellsberg testified in Assange’s extradition trial that WikiLeaks documents are in the public interest. [Link]

Foreign Policy

  • The head of US Space Force Gen. Raymond says the US may be unable to win a space battle. [Link]
  • Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he wants to expand the Navy to 350 ships. The Navy currently has just under 300 ships. [Link]
  • The State Department defended weapon sales to Saudi during a Congressional Hearing despite the weapons murdering children. [Link]
  • The US is planning a large weapons sale to Taiwan. The deal is reported to include seven different weapons systems. [Link]
  • The US simulated seizing a ship in the South China Sea. [Link]
  • The US says it will sanction countries that sell weapons to Iran after the UN arms embargo expires in October. [Link]

Israel

  • Israel says it wants $8 billion in new weapons from the US. Israel is hoping to get squads of F-35s. Israel is making the demand as it appears the US will sell advanced weapons systems to UAE and Bahrain. [Link]

Libya

  • The head of Libya’s Government of National Accord says he wants to step down by the end of October. The GNA is in the middle of a civil war against the Libyan National Army. [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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