News Roundup 11/14/17

  • Trump nominates Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary. Azar spent the past ten years working for Eli Lilly. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • 140 Minnesota police officers have been convicted of crimes. Several officers who are still on the job have been convicted of violent crimes. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The State Department spends $480,000 on training one person to speak one language. [Link]
  • A Green Beret was killed in Mali by two Navy SEALs after the Green Beret uncovered the SEALs stealing money. [Link]
  • A breakaway region of Somalia, Somaliland, held presidential elections Monday. [Link]
  • A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea. The soldier was hit by gunfire from North Koreans as he fled. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Israel will destroy a Palestinian village and displace 300 people. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Alastair Crooke on Saudi Arabia’s Middle East gamble. [Link]
  • Paul Cochrane on the history of and split in the GCC. [Link]
  • BBC documents the deal cut between the US/SDF and ISIS. The deal allowed IS fighters, including foreign fighters, to escape the city of Raqqa. EHSANI22 claims IS allowed the SDF to take the Omar oil fields in exchange. [Link] [Link] ISIS War Fyle

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