News Roundup 4/23/17

  • The result of a survey show who the American people believe is an enemy of America. North Korea (57%) and Iran (41%) were labeled as enemies of America by the most Americans. [Link]
  • NATO troops arrive in Poland and will be stationed near the Russian border. 900 of the 1,100 NATO troops are US troops. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Mattis calls Iran a destabilizing force in the Middle East. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The Chinese state media reports that China’s military will build six new aircraft carriers and open ten new military bases. [Link] China Fyle
  • The Kenyan government cancels primary elections because too many people turned out to vote. The government decided to cancel the election because it felt it didn’t have the adequate voting material and didn’t want to subvert the democratic will of the people. Some protests followed the announcement. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • US military action in Somalia could plunge the country into famine. The UN reports that the country is near famine already, with the worst areas being the areas controlled by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. Trump has declared these areas of Somalia as zones of active hostility, allowing the military to carry out attacks in these areas. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Israel attacks a pro-Assad militia with an airstrike in Syria killing three fighters. The fighters were near the Syria/Israel border. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Theodore Postol corrects an error he made in his analysis of the Syria chemical weapons attack. With the error corrected Postol still concludes the White House Repost on the chemical weapons attack is incorrect. [Link] Syria Fyle

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