News Roundup 11/30/16

  • Donald Trump selects Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary. Chao served in both Bush administrations. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • 100,000 refugees from the Horn of Africa have fled to Yemen. It is likely that the refugees are misinformed about the severity of the conflict in Yemen. At least 79 have died while making the trip. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • The Pentagon proposes a plan to spend $814 million for the US to buy new helicopters for the Afghanistan Air Force. The Afghan Air Force is currently using US-purchased Russian helicopters. Legal barriers are preventing the US from being able to buy the Afghan Air Force replacement parts and helicopters. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Militants attack Indian military bases in the Kashmir region. 7 Indian soldiers died in the attacks. India blames Pakistan for the attacks. [Link] India/Pakistan Fyle
  • A pipeline carry water to Mosul was destroyed. This will leave about 650,000 residents of Mosul without water. [Link] ISIS Fyle
  • In September, the US bombed Syrian troops who were fighting ISIS. The bombing occurred during a ceasefire and allowed ISIS take the position from the Syrian government. 80 Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack. The US announced the attack was caused by human error. [Link] Syria Fyle

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