News Roundup 8/9/17

  • A New York man is suing the New York police department for harassing him and assaulting him so he would give false testimony in a murder trial. [Link] Police Fyle
  • Baltimore tax payers are paying victims of Baltimore police $1.1 million. The $1.1 million is for four separate victims who were murdered, shot, sodomized, or beaten. [Link] Police Fyle
  • The Pentagon gave military bases in the US the ability to disable or destroy any drones that come too close to a military base. [Link]
  • An American plane came close to an Iranian drone while trying to land on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The Washington Post reported a US DIA intelligence assessment found North Korea can produce miniaturized nuclear weapons. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The UN estimates that the Taliban profited $3 billion from the opium trade last year. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • The Afghan government has been unable to help civilians defend against the Taliban. Reports from one village said they asked the government for help several times before 66 civilians were killed and hundreds were abducted. [Link] The Taliban has released 235 hostages but may have up to 100 more. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Fighting in Marawi has left 700 dead as fighting between an ISIS linked group and the Philippines military continues. [Link]

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