News Roundup 8/17/17

  • Trump has named Hope Hicks the interim White House communications director. Hicks will serve in the role until Trump finds a permanent replacement. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Trump announced that he was disbanding his Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum. Trump made the announcement after several CEOs resigned from his council. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Los Angles is testing body scanners in their subway systems. The test began Wednesday and will last two days. On Wednesday morning, the body scanner malfunctioned before subway users could walk through it. [Link] Bill of Rights Fyle
  • The Intercept has created a data base for terrorism cases in the US since 9/11. 808 people have faced prosecution for terrorism. All but five have pleaded guilty or been found guilty. [Link] Terrorism Fyle
  • Andrew Spannaus explains how Trump and Obama faced challenges when attempting to improve relations with key foreign powers. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Doug Bandow explains why the current consensus on North Korea is wrong and prescribes a new US policy for North Korea. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • Jon Schwarz explains why the US does not have to worry about a preemptive attack from North Korea. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The South Korean president gave a speech saying that he has the right to veto US military action against North Korea and plans to do so. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The UK has built their largest Naval ship. The new ship is a 900-foot aircraft carrier. The aircraft carrier was built for the F-35. [Link] UK Fyle
  • The Israeli government revoked the press credentials of an Al-Jazeera journalist for being biased in favor of Palestinians. [Link] Israel Fyle

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