News Roundup 10/31//17

  • Paul Manafort and his former deputy Rick Gates have surrendered to the FBI. The Muller investigation filed 12 changes against Manafort/Gates. [Link] Manafort/Gates were placed under house arrest. [Link]
  • David Stockman on Trump’s last minute decision on the JFK files. [Link]
  • Special forces captured a militant who was in part behind the 2012 Benghazi attack. He will be tried in federal court. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Mattis and Tillerson testify before Congress that they do not need a new war authorization for the US expansive interventions in Africa. [Link] Mattis testified that the US troops killed in Niger were not in Niger under authority from the 2001 AUMF. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Catalonia’s President and cabinet members have fled to Belgium. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • Chris Murphy gives an interview to Vox on his new bill to prevent Trump from attacking North Korea. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Kuwait’s Prime Minister announces his resignation. [Link]
  • Peter Van Buren explains how Iraq will be impacted by Iran and Saudi Arabia as the war against ISIS comes to an end. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Iraqi militia commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, says Iraqi militias will ignore the order from Rex Tillerson to disband. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The Syrian army continues to liberate areas around Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State. Around 1,500 civilians remain in IS-held areas of the city. The Syrian army and allied forces continue to kill civilians with bombs. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

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