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News Roundup 9/25/2022

News Roundup 9/25/2022

US News Two new polls from Morning Consult and Concerned Veterans for America show at least a plurality of Americans are tired of interventionism. The results show twice as many Americans want to send less aid to Ukraine than those who would support sending more....

News Roundup 9/25/2022

News Roundup 9/20/2022

US News The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping review of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after social media sites removed fake accounts that were suspected of being linked to the US military, The Washington Post reported on Monday. AWC According to the...

News Roundup 9/25/2022

News Roundup 9/18/2022

US News The White House offers state and local governments $1 billion in grants directed toward improving cybersecurity. Nextgov Veterans may be committing suicide at over double the Pentagon's estimated rate. Military Times The Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin and...

US, EU Will Force Turkey to Implement Sanctions on Russia

US, EU Will Force Turkey to Implement Sanctions on Russia

Washington and Brussels will pressure Ankara to step up the economic war on Moscow, the Financial Times reported Thursday. Western officials say the Russian economy has been able to weather the Washington-led sanctions blitz partly because the Turkish economy is offering backdoors to Moscow. According to the diplomats, Turkish banks will now be forced to abandon the Russian Mir payment system. 

Washington Imposes More Sanctions on Iran Over Alleged ‘Malicious’ Cyber Activities

Washington Imposes More Sanctions on Iran Over Alleged ‘Malicious’ Cyber Activities

As talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) seem to have all but failed, the Joe Biden administration continues to pile sanctions on Iran. The Treasury Department said the new penalties targeted a “group of Iran-based malicious cyber actors” allegedly linked to Tehran’s elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday.

Senator Questions Israeli Report on American Journalist’s Killing

Senator Questions Israeli Report on American Journalist’s Killing

Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) objected to Tel Aviv’s finding in the murder of American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. In May, Abu Akleh was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper. On Monday, Tel Aviv concluded that one of its soldiers likely unintentionally shot Shireen, but no criminal investigation will take place. Van Hollen called for the US government to carry out an official inquiry. 

COI #322: Is the Iran Deal Dead?

COI #322: Is the Iran Deal Dead?

On COI #322, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the aftermath of Israeli forces’ murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Tel Aviv’s increasingly heavy influence on the Joe Biden administration’s Iran policy, an Orwellian Saudi government app...

News Roundup 9/25/2022

News Roundup 9/8/2022

US News Bill LaPlante, the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said the Pentagon should sign longer-term contracts with weapons makers. Defense One The Pentagon temporarily halts deliveries of the F-35 because a part was made in China Existing...

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