News Roundup 8/11/17

  • Under Donald Trump, the US has deported people at a slower rate than under Obama. Arrests of suspected illegal aliens in the US is up under Trump. [Link] Immigration/Refugee Fyle
  • NBC News reports the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence agree with the DIA assessment that North Korea can miniaturize a nuclear weapon. NBC did not provide a source or any other details on the CIA and DNI findings. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Trump said, “North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble.” [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The US sailed the USS John McCain within 12 miles of an artificial island claimed by China in the South China Sea. [Link] South China Sea Fyle
  • Trump said Iran was not in compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal. Trump did not explain how Iran was violating the deal. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • The US carried out 4,300 airstrikes against ISIS in July. This is down from the June all time high of 4,850 airstrikes. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Elijah Maginer reports US backed Syrian rebels that were training with US soldiers at al Tanf are now fighting for Assad with American weapons. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • The Syrian government has carried out two airstrikes in violation of safe zones. Four civilians were killed in the two strikes. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • US soldiers in Manbij Syrian have come under sniper fire. The soldiers are in Manbij on deterrence mission. The US hopes the US soldiers will prevent anyone from attacking the city. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Human traffickers moving people from Africa to Yemen forced 100s of people from life rafts while at sea. Two incidents of this occurred in two days leaving 70 dead. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle

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