News Roundup 8/2/17

  • Trump decided to end the CIA program of arming Syrian rebel groups after watching a disturbing video. The video shows a CIA supported rebel group beheading a child. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disagrees with Trump on the nuclear deal. Trump would like to accuse Iran of violating the deal and back out of it. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • A video has been released showing Tennessee police officers torturing a 19-year-old suspected of marijuana and weapons possession. The officers restrained the young man in a chair and tased him 40 times. [Link] Police Fyle
  • There were 74 murders in Chicago in July. There have been 402 murders in Chicago in 2017. [Link]
  • Germany demands the EU retaliate against the US because of the new sanctions the US placed on Russia. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Senator Lindsey Graham said Donald Trump ensured him that Trump is prepared to strike North Korea. [Link] Tillerson says the US is only willing to have talks with North Korea after North Korea gives up his nuclear weapons and missile programs. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • Scott Horton interviews West Virgina State Representative Pat McGeehee on his push to keep West Virgina’s National Gaurd out of foreign wars. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • 486 Turks are on trial for the coup last July. Some of those on trial are generals and other military personnel. If convicted, they face life in prison. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • The US is unable to measure the success of a program to train Afghani intelligence due to a lack of oversite. The program has cost nearly $500 million since 2010. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle

 

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