Todays News 7/24/16

  • Over 80 dies in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The attack occurred in Kabul, the Afgan capital. A Shi’ite minority, Hazara, were protesting in the capital when three ISIS bombers attacked. Two were about to detonate their bomb, and the third was shot by police. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • France is sending an aircraft carrier to assist in the fight against ISIS. ISIS has claimed responsibility for recent terror attacks in France. French intervention could backfire. ISIS is becoming increasingly less state-like and more of a tradational terror group. In those cases, air power will likely lead to more blowback. [Link] ISIS War Fyle 
  • WikiLeaks leaked about 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee. WikiLeaks publishes all documents without an agenda to inform people of corruption. As journalist start to sift through the emails they are making finds damning to the party. Liked are the 9 biggest finds so far. [Link] 2016 Fyle
  • China is asking India to back off. The Indian Government recently moved 100 tanks onto its border with China. China and India have ongoing border disputes. These disputes have been ongoing and the countries are continuing to work through an arbitration process. The Indians report that the tanks were a response to Chinese troop increases from 60,000 to 80,000 troops. This move irked Chinese investors, who are now pulling out of India. [Link] China Fyle India Fyle
  • A study by Gerogetown Public Policy on the US Drone program was recently published. The study found, “The model is limited, but the results are compelling: there is a statistically significant rise in the number of terrorist attacks occurring after the U.S. drone program begins targeting a given province.” [Link] Drone Fyle 

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