News Roundup 5/12/17

  • The Senate voted 84-14 to confirm Robert Lighthizer as US Trade Representative. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Nuclear waste produced by US nuclear weapons is being stored in unsafe conditions. A storage site is leaking nuclear waste, and the project to stop the leak will cost a total of $100 billion. The US government already spend $6 billion every year on the disposal of nuclear waste. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • The US will provide financial, intelligence, and logistical support to the five country West Africa coalition. The coalition is also backed by the French government and is fighting the Islamist movement in the region. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • The Afghani army recaptured key regions in the Badakhshan Province. The Badakhshan Province links Afghanistan and China. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the situation in Afghanistan is likely to deteriorate even with a modest increase in US military involvement. Coats says the Taliban are likely to continue to make progress in the rural regions of Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • During the war against ISIS, 17 Canadian bombs have missed their target. In at least two of these cases, civilians were killed. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • SDF forces made a deal with ISIS fighters to allow ISIS fighters to leave the city of Tabqa. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

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