News Roundup 9/23/20

by | Sep 23, 2020

News Roundup 9/23/20

by | Sep 23, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Cost of War Project finds the Pentagon transferred at least $1.6 billion in weapons to police departments under the 1033 Program since 9/11. The number is likely higher as the Pentagon undervalues the surplus weapons it gives away. [Link]
  • Earlier in the year, Congress gave the Pentagon $1 billion to combat Covid and make medical equipment. The Pentagon diverted most of the money to defense contractors to build weapons. [Link]
  • The Washington Post reports Trump is frustrated with Russia for not responding to a US offer of a limited extension of New Start. Russia has offered to extend the treaty by five years. Trump wants a shorter extension. [Link]
  • In a UN speech, Trump attacked China over Covid. [Link]
  • The US placed sanctions on five Venezuelan lawmakers. [Link]

Europe

  • Turkey and Greece agree to resume talks over territorial disputes. Talks have been stalled for four years. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The US Envoy to Afghanistan says the level of violence is unacceptably high and he expects more setbacks at talks. [Link]
  • In a Congressional committee hearing, a Pentagon official again said the DoD has no evidence of Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan. [Link]

Middle East

  • Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says the US will maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge over other Arab states. Israel expressed concern over the US selling the UAE and Bahrain the F-35. [Link]
  • A Saudi airstrike targeted a plastic factory in Yemen. [Link]
  • Fuel shortages in Yemen are causing power outages at hospitals. Some healthcare workers are turning dialysis machines by hand to prevent clotting. [Link]

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.

Our Books

thisone

Related Articles

Related

News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/27/2023

US News Released this week as part of an effort to kickstart his presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo caused considerable controversy in addressing, and ultimately dismissing, Saudi Arabia’s 2018 assassination and dismemberment of Washington...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/25/2023

Russia The Biden administration is now leaning toward sending its M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine despite recent comments from Pentagon officials about how they would be difficult for Ukrainian forces to maintain, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. AWC The risk of...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/23/2023

Russia The German foreign intelligence service assesses that Kiev is losing a "three-digit number" of soldiers daily, according to a report in Der Spiegel. Berlin informed politicians of the assessment during a secret meeting this week. AWC The Pentagon has decided to...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/19/2023

Russia The US and its allies are holding a series of meetings this week in Europe where new pledges for military aid to Ukraine are expected to be made, and more countries might agree to arm Kyiv with tanks. AWC Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/17/2023

Russia Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told BBC on Friday that Ukraine is a “de facto” NATO member since it’s equipped with so many of the alliance’s weapons and dismissed the idea that his comments were controversial. AWC British Prime Minister Rishi...

read more
News Roundup 1/27/2023

News Roundup 1/13/2023

Russia Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said last week that Ukraine is “shedding blood” for a “NATO mission” in candid remarks about the relationship between Kyiv and the Western military alliance. AWC Poland’s president said Wednesday that Warsaw has...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This