News Roundup 12/26/16

  • Obama signs the NDAA 2017 into law. The new law allows for $611 billion in military spending in 2017. The NDAA 2017 also included the countering disinformation and propaganda act. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • A TSA patdown of a traveler goes way too far. The TSA responds by saying the TSA agent who conducted the patdown did it appropriately. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • The 6th Circut Court rules that if a dog moves or barks while police are serving a warrant the dog can be killed by police. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The evidence that Russia hacked the US election is lacking. This article looks into the claims about the “Dancing Bear” malware. [Link]
  • In response to the UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestine, Israel has cut all civilian and diplomatic ties with Palestinian Authority. Palestine did not get to vote on the UN resolution. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • Turkish President Erdogan says that he will never allow an independent state to exist in Northern Syria. Erdogan did not explicitly say he would not allow a Kurdish state, but that was likely what he was referencing. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • After the Syrian government won a victory in the city of Aleppo, the government now starts airstrikes against the areas around Aleppo and in the Idlib Providence. The Idlib Providence is considered the al-Qaeda in Syria stronghold. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Afghan government is funding strongman militias that extort money from civilians, torture, murder, and target local government officials. The US government is ignoring the Afghan government giving money to these militias. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle

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