World update: September 11 2017

Family obligations take precedence this evening, so today you’re getting a very short mid-day news update. Enjoy! MIDDLE EAST WAR ON TERROR While ISIS is losing territory all over the place, in general things in the MENA region continue to be horrifying: The number of children recruited to fight in conflicts across the Middle East… Continue reading World update: September 11 2017

Europe/Americas update: August 21-22 2017

PSA: This may very well be my last update until Monday. I’m traveling for the rest of the week and while ideally I would like to find time to pump out a little content while I’m doing so, realistically I don’t think it’s going to be possible. EUROPE RUSSIA In response to Russia’s decision to… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: August 21-22 2017

World update: August 19-20 2017

SINGAPORE This is breaking now: Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning. This is the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan,… Continue reading World update: August 19-20 2017

Updates on Barcelona/Cambrils

I just want to briefly run through the latest news on Thursday/Friday’s two terrorist incidents in Spain, the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The combined death toll from the three incidents, not counting dead terrorists, now stands at 14, after a woman injured in the Cambrils attack died. The fifth attacker in that latter incident… Continue reading Updates on Barcelona/Cambrils

DEVELOPING: Barcelona terror attack

At least one person has been killed and almost certainly more than that in a terrorist attack along Barcelona’s tourist-heavy Las Ramblas street. Earlier this evening local time a van hopped the curb and drove into a crowd of people on the sidewalk. Catalan police later confirmed that this was a deliberate act and was/is… Continue reading DEVELOPING: Barcelona terror attack

Conflict update: March 8 2017

WIKILEAKS I haven’t been able to read much more about the Vault 7 CIA hacking data dump today, and at any rate I readily admit that cybersecurity is out of my purview, but I think Herb Lin makes a good point here in arguing that from the CIA’s perspective, the damage wrought by this leak–at… Continue reading Conflict update: March 8 2017