News Roundup 2/5/18

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  • The Nunes memo detailing FISA spying on the Trump campaign has been declassified. [Link] Dave Smith provides analysis. [Link] Dan McAdams reacts. [Link]
  • The FBI was slow to react to the allegations of abuse against Dr. Nassar.[Link]
  • An Amtrak derailment leaves two dead. [Link] A list of recent Amtrak crashes. [Link]
  • Gilbert Doctorow breakdown the White House ‘Kremlin Report’. [Link]
  • A Pentagon review of US nuclear weapons calls for a more aggressive stance against Russia. [Link]
  • The White House is pressuring the Pentagon for more options on North Korea. [Link]
  • The Myanmar government is preventing UN inspectors from entering the country to travel to Rohingya sites. The Myanmar government recently carried out an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya. [Link]
  • About 90 migrants are believed to have drowned off the Libyan coast. [Link]
  • Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie explains that the new US policy in Afghanistan will be riskier for US troops and US casualties will continue. [Link]
  • The Pentagon is pressuring the inspector general for the Afghan War to not report data showing US failures. [Link]
  • The Taliban fighting force is at least 60,000. The number of fighters has tripped since 2014. [Link]
  • Syrian rebels down a Russia jet and kill the pilot. [Link]
  • At least 20 civilians were killed by Syrian government airstrikes on Thursday. [Link]
  • Turkish airstrikes in Afrin destroy an ancient temple. [Link] Turkey reports eight Turkish troops were killed Sunday. [Link] Moon of Alabama updates the status of Operation Olive Branch. [Link]
  • US airstrikes in Yemen increased six-fold in 2017. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan