News Roundup 11/14/17

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  • Trump nominates Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary. Azar spent the past ten years working for Eli Lilly. [Link]
  • 140 Minnesota police officers have been convicted of crimes. Several officers who are still on the job have been convicted of violent crimes. [Link]
  • The State Department spends $480,000 on training one person to speak one language. [Link]
  • A Green Beret was killed in Mali by two Navy SEALs after the Green Beret uncovered the SEALs stealing money. [Link]
  • A breakaway region of Somalia, Somaliland, held presidential elections Monday. [Link]
  • A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea. The soldier was hit by gunfire from North Koreans as he fled. [Link]
  • North Korea sends a letter to the UN about US aggression. [Link]
  • Israel will destroy a Palestinian village and displace 300 people. [Link]
  • Alastair Crooke on Saudi Arabia’s Middle East gamble. [Link]
  • Paul Cochrane on the history of and split in the GCC. [Link]
  • BBC documents the deal cut between the US/SDF and ISIS. The deal allowed IS fighters, including foreign fighters, to escape the city of Raqqa. EHSANI22 claims IS allowed the SDF to take the Omar oil fields in exchange. [Link] [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia continues to block ports and airports in Northern Yemen. [Link]
  • House passes a non-binding resolution that declares the US role in Saudi’s war against Yemen is unauthorized. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan