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The US seems to be scaling back its commitment to certain Middle East allies. It has withdrawn missile systems from parts of Saudi Arabia just as the attacks are on the rise there. This comes in response to the rising pitch of international outcry against Saudi atrocities in the devastating conflict in Yemen. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has the details. (01:46)
Meanwhile, military equipment abandoned by the US-led forces in its ill-executed withdrawal from Afghanistan has appeared in neighboring Iran, according to reports. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof shares his expertise. (04:10)
Democrats in Congress intend to raise taxes on investors, the wealthy and corporations as part of their sweeping new spending bill, according to reports. Prof. Richard Wolff of Democracy at Work and former USTR official Steve Gill debate the wisdom of such a tax hike.(10:06)
Football season is in full swing and the US national anthem is again a flashpoint of culture-war controversy. One high school refused to play the anthem over 9/11 weekend over concerns about racial sensitivity.
Meanwhile, the NFL is allowing the so-called Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to be played alongside “The Star Spangled Banner.” Meanwhile, trans MMA fighter and Special Forces veteran Alana McLaughlin won her first fight with a brutal chokehold against a much-more experienced but biologically female fighter, sparking debate about the appropriateness of allowing trans athletes to compete against biological women. Civil rights attorney Robert Patillo. And GOP analyst Eric Mitchell weigh in. (17:00)
Plus, tennis star Daniil Medvedev spoke exclusively with RT America’s Steve Christakos after his recent win. We’ll hear what he has to say. (23:58)
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