News Roundup 8/24/17

  • This article profiles Imam Abdelbaki Essati. Essati was the man who recruited several young men to carry out a terror attack in Spain last week. [Link] Spain Fyle
  • ISIS carried out an attack in Libya killing at least nine soldiers loyal to General Haftar. Two civilians were also killed in the attack. [Link] Libya Fyle
  • The Taliban carried out a suicide attack in the Helmond Province. Four members of the Afghan security forces and three civilians were killed in the attack. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Pakistan responds to the new Trump’s speech announcing his Afghanistan War plan. Pakistan said Trump is trying to make their country a scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • CJ Werleman argues Trump’s new Afghan War plan will fail because all counter insurgencies fail. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Dan McAdams responds to Trump’s announcement on the new Afghan War plan. McAdams argues Trump’s plan lacks any goals. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • In 2016, ISIS was able to carry out over 1,400 terror attacks and kill over 7,000. ISIS was able to do this while losing territory. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The top US commander in the Middle East, General Votel, visited the Saudi border with Yemen to experience Saudi Arabia’s fight against the Houthi. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Saudi Arabia bombed a hotel in Yemen killing 60. Many of those killed were civilians staying in the hotel. Saudi Arabia claims the hotel was a legitimate target. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fyle
  • Police in the Philippines have started door to door drug testing. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #83, I breakdown Trump’s Afghanistan speech. On Monday, Trump announced his new Afghanistan policy. Trump presented his policy as a new policy that can finally turn the 16-year war in America’s favor. However, his policy will only lead to a repeat of the mistakes made by Bush and Obama. Trump policy is an abandonment of campaign promises and a sell out to the establishment. LISTEN HERE!!

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