News Roundup 2/9/18

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  • Rand Paul oped on Trump’s military parade. [Link]
  • Rohingya are reporting that the Myanmar government is restricting the Rohingya from food. [Link]
  • South Korea is seeking UN permission to allow North Korean officials to come to the Winter Olympics. [Link]
  • UN sanctions prevent the North Korean hockey team from buying sticks and jerseys. [Link]
  • The US dropped a record 24 precision-guided bombs in 96 hours on the Taliban. [Link]
  • The US is now bombing the Chinese Uighurs in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • US coalition airstrikes kill about 100 Assad allied troops in eastern Syria. The US claims the Syrian allied troops attacked SDF positions. [Link] Daniel Larison gives analysis. [Link]
  • In Afrin, Turkish forces bomb a school and water treatment plant. [Link]
  • The Syrian government deploys anti-aircraft able to defend Afrin airspace. [Link] Moon of Alabama on Turkish progress in Operation Olive Branch. [Link]
  • Venezuelan presidential elections are scheduled for April 22. [Link]

Correction: Yesterday I posted that the FDA made Kratom illegal, the FDA only labeled Kratom as an opioid.  

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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan