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Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President »

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Special to WorldTribune.com Billy and Karen Vaughn After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage…

Iran sends 81st division, tanks, helicopters into northern Iraq »

Kurdish sources say this photos shows elements of Iran's 81st Division in Khaneghein, northern Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has deployed combat units in Iraq. Iraqi Kurdish sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has sent thousands of soldiers to northern Iraq to fight Islamic State…

Turkey’s overlooked role in rise of latest ‘Islamic Caliphate’, and what’s coming next »

Map released by ISIS.

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Much has been spewed forth about the seemingly inexorable and sudden rise, steeped in blood, of a chimeric new “state”, the so-called Islamic…

Snowballing ISIL threat has revived terrorism, endangers international order »

Mehdi Nemmouche, a suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi The military success of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq is a propaganda coup for the recruitment of western jihadists who could…

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NATO increases Black Sea naval presence as Russia invades Ukraine »

The USS Ross.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As Russia escalated tensions with Kiev and finally launched an invasion force, the U.S.…

Turkey’s Erdogan marks electoral win by continuing purge of police »

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey, fresh from the election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has resumed its purge…

Gulf conclave to address region’s decline in global energy influence »

Kuwait Oil Minister Ali Al Omair

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Kuwait plans to host regional natural gas talks. The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry said…

U.S. pledges $60 million to aid Tunisian Army’s war on terror »

Gen. David Rodriguez

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has approved a plan to enhance Tunisia’s military. Officials said the…

Iraq gets Russia’s Mi-28 advanced helicopter for operations against ISIL »

Mi-28 Night Hunter

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq has acquired an advanced Russian attack helicopter. The Defense Ministry said the Iraq…

U.S. backing called key for Qatar’s covert dealings with terror groups, Iran »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin al Attiyah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Qatar has become a major player in the Arab world because of…

Israel, Syria jointly assist rescue of UN observers from Golan Heights »

UN observers on the Golan border.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Israel and Syria have joined to help rescue United Nations observers from Islamist rebel…

Germany to send armored vehicles, assault rifles to Kurdish forces »

G-36 assault rifle

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has announced arms shipments to the Kurdish Regional Government. The Berlin government has…

Changing face of war: Israel’s drones dominated

N. Korea shifts troops, tanks from DMZ to China border

Syria’s sickening crisis — China, Russia, Iran back Assad; Whither the West? »

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In what can only be described as a plague on both your houses, an UN investigative panel has issued a specific and sickening verdict on the ongoing violence in Syria’s civil war. The […]…

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Obama is reversing Reagan’s Cold War victory, inviting new hot wars »

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of an historic triumph. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Left has been bitter about America’s victory in the Cold War. For decades, they preached moral equivalence between […]…

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate in October 1987, President Ronald Reagan called for Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

Could today’s South Korea fight off invaders as did its legendary Adm Yi? »

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Shots of the treacherously swirling seas off Korea’s southwestern coast in the film “Roaring Currents” — about an epic battle in which Adm. Yi Sun-sin’s iron-clad turtle boats withstood a Japanese fleet — conjure images of […]…

Adm. Yi with his solders in “The Admiral: Roaring Currents.”

Some advice for poor Hillary, whose poll numbers are headed South »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The summer of 2014 has been difficult for the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In just a few months, she is losing her commanding lead over the possible Republican […]…

Hillary Clinton “does well to be seen but not really heard.”

Welcome to Soviet America! (Was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?) »

Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ […]…

Life and Look magazines herald the 50th Anniver­sary of the USSR, 1967.

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The USS Ross.

NATO increases Black Sea naval presence as Russia invades Ukraine »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As Russia escalated tensions with Kiev and finally launched an invasion force, the U.S. and other NATO allies were beefing up naval presence in the…

U.S. backing called key for Qatar’s covert dealings with terror groups, Iran »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin al Attiyah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Qatar has become a major player in the Arab world because of its pro-Islamist policy…

U.S. revises intel on Al Qaida: Iran sent aid via Turkey to jihadists in Syria »

An advertisement in Afghanistan about Iran-based Al Qaida financier Ezedin Abdel Aziz Khalil, also known as Yassin Al Suri.   /PAJHWOK/Ahmad Quraishi

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. alert of a mass-casualty strike on Independence Day marked a revised assessment of Al…

‘Eternal president’ Kim Il-Sung’s image disappears from currency giving rise to conflicting explanations »

North Korean currency

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea has dropped the image of its founding father Kim Il-Sung from new banknotes…

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U.S. pledges $60 million to aid Tunisian Army’s war on terror »

Gen. David Rodriguez

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has approved a plan to enhance Tunisia’s military. Officials said the administration of President…

Iraq gets Russia’s Mi-28 advanced helicopter for operations against ISIL »

Mi-28 Night Hunter

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq has acquired an advanced Russian attack helicopter. The Defense Ministry said the Iraq Army has accepted…

The USS Ross.

NATO increases Black Sea naval presence as Russia invades Ukraine »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As Russia escalated tensions with Kiev and finally launched an invasion force, the U.S. and other NATO allies were beefing up naval presence in the…

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