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U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the destruction of scores of main battle tanks captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Many of the tanks were reportedly of…

N.Y. Times confirms: There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq »

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004, a week before discovering a Sarin shell. "They put a gag order on all of us." / Mohammed Uraibi / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The New York Times reported on Oct. 14 that U.S. troops in Iraq had between 2004 and 2011 repeatedly encountered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Meanwhile, voters back home and…

ISIL hit U.S. F-15 with anti-aircaft batteries captured from Iraq »

ISIL fighters on top of a captured military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria.  /Raqqa Media Center/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been operating anti-aircraft batteries stolen from the Iraqi military. Officials said the U.S. military has determined that ISIL deployed an unspecified…

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…

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Lockheed Martin launches production F-35A jet fighters at reduced costs »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has begun producing the fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter for several nations,…

Qatar emerging as top client for U.S. advanced military platforms despite radical ties »

Qatar ordered 10 PAC-3 ballistic missile defense batteries

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Qatar became the leading U.S. defense client in 2014. Significantly, among the Gulf Arab…

Xi’s steamrolling agenda for first time encounters turbulence at major party meeting »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The much-awaited Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee closed in Beijing…

Turkey exercises gear up for possible action in Syria »

Turkish fighter jets took part in the exercises attended by Gen. Akun Ozturk. / HurriyetDailyNews.com

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has been exercising to conduct military operations in Syria. On Oct. 21, the…

Concerned about rising energy consumption, Saudis bet billions on solar »

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has been urged to invest in solar energy. A senior official…

New movment in Taiwan advocates the Swiss option: Armed neutrality »

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Parris H. Chang Concerned that Taiwan’s security and sovereignty is being gradually negotiated away to…

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine…

Egyptian intelligence links Hamas to major Sinai attack »

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, far left, and other officials follow a soldier carrying medals of troops killed in Friday's attack in the Sinai Peninsula. / AP / MENA)

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has again linked Hamas to the revolt in the Sinai Peninsula. Officials said…

Iran moved highly sensitive nucear weapons research

Security concerns may block Waldorf Astoria deal

It could even happen in Canada, and now it has »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Canada has been given a reality jolt. Twice within three days, “lone wolf” terrorists have killed Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil; one outside Montreal and another at the symbolic National […]…

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."

Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements in Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, these protesters are not giving up. Unlike demonstrators elsewhere, those […]…

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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Xi’s steamrolling agenda for first time encounters turbulence at major party meeting »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com The much-awaited Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee closed in Beijing on Oct. 23 with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership vowing…

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial…

China scolds Taiwan’s president for publicly endorsing Hong Kong democracy »

President Ma Ying-jeou speaks at the National Day celebration in Taipei on Oct. 10.   / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com China lashed out against Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou who finally broke his silence on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations…

Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week…

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New movment in Taiwan advocates the Swiss option: Armed neutrality »

TaiwanNeutrality

Special to WorldTribune.com by Parris H. Chang Concerned that Taiwan’s security and sovereignty is being gradually negotiated away to Mainland China, a…

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings »

HMSVisby

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial…

CF-3 Flt 4 Endurance flight

Lockheed Martin launches production F-35A jet fighters at reduced costs »

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has begun producing the fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter for several nations, including Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway. The Defense Department has…