News Roundup 9/30/21

by | Sep 30, 2021

News Roundup 9/30/21

by | Sep 30, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The NBA says players who are unable to play because of vaccination mandates will not be paid. [Link]
  • The House NDAA includes a provision that extends the draft to women. [Link]
  • Two Democratic Senators tell Biden to end drone strikes outside of war zones. [Link]
  • Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the sources for Yahoo!’s article about his plans to assassinate Julian Assange should face prosecution. [Link]
  • In 2017, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved the CIA labeling Wikileaks as a ‘hostile intelligence service.’ [Link]

Colombia

  • The Colombian government killed the leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN) in an airstrike. [Link]

China

  • Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the US needs to work with European partners to slow Chinese “innovation.” [Link]
  • China warns NATO to stay out of the Pacific. [Link]
  • China requests the US enter talks about arms control in space. [Link]

Afghanistan 

  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie says the Taliban offered the US to secure Kabul after the Afghan government fell. McKenzie says the US did not have the resources to do that. [Link]
  • Afghanistan’s central bank reported it ran down its cash reserves before the Taliban takeover. However, millions were transferred to provincial branches and were possibly stolen by actors other than the Taliban. [Link]
  • The Taliban say the US continues to violate Afghan airspace with drones. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US and Qatar announce joint sanctions against several men with alleged ties to Hezbollah. [Link]
  • The State Department says the US will not improve or normalize relations with Syria. [Link]
  • Houthi fighters are making gains in Maarib. [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.

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