Conflict update: April 29-30 2017

COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS The Trump administration’s commitment to human rights is so vast, so resolute, that its UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, strong-armed the UN Security Council into holding a special session on the topic just a couple of weeks ago. How is America championing human rights today? Let’s check: When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte… Continue reading Conflict update: April 29-30 2017

No-win scenario? Or bad choices in arms sales?

CENTCOM confirmed on Wednesday that a US airstrike hit a factory in Hawija, a city in Iraq’s Kirkuk Province, where ISIS makes giant car bombs (“Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device,” or VBIED) of the type that were used to devastating effect in its capture of Ramadi last month. Per VICE, the Kurdish news service Rudaw is… Continue reading No-win scenario? Or bad choices in arms sales?