News Roundup 5/24/17

  • The military planned to replace the A-10 Warthog with the F-35. The Air Force announced the A-10 will not be retired. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Congressman Mac Thornberry proposes an $2.1 billion in additional military spending the Asia Pacific. The increased spending will be for munitions and THAAD missiles. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Senator Rand Paul has proposed a new bill that would block the $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. [Link] Foreign policy Fyle
  • The UK has raised the terror threat level to critical. This will allow troops to be deployed in the UK. [Link] UK Fyle
  • British police identified the bomber of the Manchester terrorist attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. Abedi is of Libyan heritage. ISIS has celebrated the attack on Twitter. [Link] UK Fyle
  • The leader of the opposition party in Zimbabwe has demanded the president step down and leave the country. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • In Nigeria, 1.4 million people are in an emergency food crisis, and 44,000 are near starvation. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Ten Afghan soldiers were killed in the Kandahar Province. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Turkish government is seeking to arrest 144 it claims are tied to the coup. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart said, “Kurdish independence is on a trajectory where it is probably not if but when.” [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • The president of the Philippines declares martial law in a southern province. [Link]

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