News Roundup 5/21/17

  • The Pentagon buys fuel then sells it to the military branches at a markup. With the profits, the Pentagon funds other projects. The Pentagon has used money from this to train Syrian rebels. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Repetitive Walter Jones introduces a bill to end funding for the war in Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • US Special Forces will receive 350 kamikaze drones to use in the fight against ISIS. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • These articles break down the US airstrike against Syrian government-allied forces. Moon of Alabama – [Link] The Independent [Link] Chicago Tribune [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Russia and Syria condemn the US strike on Syrian government-allied forces. [Link] Syria Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #42, I discuss the fight that broke out between Erdogan’s bodyguards and pro-Kurdish protesters in DC. The fight provides good imagery for the relationship between the Turkish government and peaceful Kurdish civilians. Erdogan has restarted a war against the PKK and the Kurdish people of Turkey. Erdogan’s feeling towards Kurds has implications for US policy in Syria. I also discuss several other current events. LISTEN HERE!!

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