News Roundup 8/22/17

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • The Intercept documents all the times Trump argued against the Afghan War. [Link]
  • Trump addressed the nation on his new Afghanistan War plan. Trump says the US will no longer try to nation build, the US would pressure India and Pakistan to help defeat terrorism, the US would change the rules of engagement in Afghanistan, and he would not give specific troop levels for Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Ray McGovern explains how people within the military can blow the whistle to prevent war. [Link]
  • The Pentagon wants to spend $500 million to add to the military base at Guantanamo Bay. [Link]
  • The US uses a base in Austraila for surveillance and drone strikes. [Link]
  • The man who carried out the terrorist attack in Spain has been killed. The man left a suicide note asking for forgiveness. [Link]
  • Russia has appointed Anthony Antonov to be the new Ambassador to the US. [Link]
  • Matthew Hoh writes on Trump’s coming decision on the Afghanistan War. [Link]
  • Iran and Turkey have had talks about working together to fight Kurdish forces. [Link]
  • Daniel Larison explains how President Trump is now assisting Saudi Arabia’s brutal war against the people of Yemen. [Link]

On Foreign Policy Focus #82, I discuss Bannon leaving the White House and its impacts on wars in North Korea and Afghanistan. Before leaving the White House, Bannon said there was no military solution in North Korea. Bannon was also pushing a plan to privatize the Afghan War with Erik Prince. I also update the USS John McCain, ISIS War, Yemen, and Africa. LISTEN HERE!!

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