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Military

  • A Green Beret is attempting to sue the government for failing to diagnose his cancer. The long-standing Feres Doctrine prevents service members from suing the government. [Link]
  • The VA opposes bills that would make it easier for vets to access medical marijuana. [Link]
  • Sexual assaults in the military hit a four year high in 2018. [Link]
  • The military does not follow its own rules for investigating domestic violence. [Link]

Trump/Putin Talk

  • Trump speaks with Putin about creating a new arms control agreement that will include China. They also discussed Venezuela, Ukraine, and North Korea. [Link]
  • Caitlin Johnstone explains how the establishment is turning Trump’s positive conversation with Putin into another conspiracy. [Link]
  • If Trump wants more arm control deals, then he needs to focus on extending the New START Treaty. [Link]

Venezuela

  • Several people are attempting to keep loyalists to the Venezuelan opposition out of the Venezuelan embassy in the US. [Link]
  • Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said no order has been given to prepare for war with Venezuela. [Link]
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs says the military is focused on gathering intelligence about Venezuela. [Link]
  • Secretary of State Pompeo and National Security Adviser Bolton meet with Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan to discuss military options in Venezuela. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama explains John Bolton is pushing Trump into war with Venezuela. [Link]
  • FAIR breaks down the legacy media’s one-sided position against Maduro. [Link]
  • Larry Wilkerson argues that if the US invades Venezuela, it will create another Vietnam or Afghanistan. [Link]
  • Pat Buchanan explains why the US needs to allow Venezuelans to decide their own fate. [Link]

Iran

  • The US deploys a carrier strike group to the Middle East. Bolton said the ships are a clear and unmistakable threat to Iran. [Link]

Israel

  • Rep Betty McCollum introduces a bill that would prevent US aid to Israel from being used to detain Palestinian children. [Link]
  • Heavy fighting breaks out between Hamas and Israel. The fighting started after Israeli snipers killed two Palestinian protesters on Friday. Moon of Alabama explains how the establishment media always frames fighting between Israel and Palestine as Israel defending itself. [Link]
  • Since fighting has started, Hamas rockets have killed one Israeli. [Link]
  • Israeli strikes have killed 19 Palestinians. [Link]
  • Turkish state media reports an Israeli airstrike hit their Gaza office. [Link]
  • An separate Israeli airstrike killed a Hamas commander. [Link]
  • After three days of fighting, Palestinians say a ceasefire has been reached. [Link]