News Roundup 8/31/17

  • A Washington police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a video showed him pointing his gun at a person for no reason. [Link] Police Fyle
  • A Michigan police officer fired his Taser at a 15-year-old riding an ATV. The 15-year-old was killed in the crash caused by getting tased. THe family is suing the officer for $50 million. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Ten positive stories from Hurrican Harvey. [Link]
  • In an op-ed Rand Paul calls for a 15% tax cut for all tax payers. [Link]
  • Trump says talking with North Korea is not the answer and the US has been paying North Korea extortion money. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The US has indicted 15 members of Turkish President Erdogan’s security team. Turkey responded by saying they protest the indictments in the harshest way possible. [Link] Turkey Fyle
  • The Pentagon said the US actually has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan and that level has been for the past six months. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Afghani politician’s home. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • A NATO airstrike in Afghanistan killed 11 civilians. Yesterday 16 civilians were killed in a NATO airstrike. The strikes are intentional, and it is known that civilians are in the homes being hit with airstrikes. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The US Coalition used airstrikes to prevent ISIS from surrendering to Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army. The US Coalition said it used the airstrikes to prevent ISIS from surrendering because the US did not approve of the surrender terms. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • In Raqqa, ISIS fighters are dressing as the US backed SDF forces to catch civilians who are attempting to flee the city. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Pakistan’s population has increased 57% over the past two decades. Pakistan’s population is now 207,000,000. [Link] Pakistan/India Fyle

On Foreign Policy Focus #86, I cover all the news on North Korea’s most recent missile test. The missile test traveled over Northern Japan. Japan, South Korea, and US leaders have all made responses to the test. I also update Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. LISTEN HERE!!

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