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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…

Turkey’s strategic reliability as a NATO ally has become questionable at best »

Air base in Incirlik, Turkey.

Special to WorldTribune.com Dr. Harry Dinella, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Increasing Turkish divergence from U.S., European Union, and Western strategic objectives has given urgency to Western military planning as to how to compensate…

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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ISIL says its latest U.S. weapons were donations: ‘Spoils of war for the holy warriors’ »

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to gain control of advanced U.S. weapons.…

From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’ »

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Special to WorldTribune.com Brett M Decker, Radix Charlie Speight is a retired executive from the National Security Agency, which…

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals…

U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks »

Newly-arrived U.S. Abrams tanks in Iraq in 2011.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States plans to sell munitions for Iraq’s main battle tank fleet which…

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…

Israel mum on renewed rocket fire, allows daughter of Hamas leader to be treated in Tel Aviv »

Ismail Haniyeh speaking during Friday prayers on Sept. 5. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been concealing renewed mortar and rocket fire by Hamas and…

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters…

Israel, Egypt on track for major energy deal »

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Egypt and Israel have signed an initial agreement for what could be mark…

Foreign nation behind Parchin strike thought to be Israel

Why N. Korea wants U.S. to retrieve war dead remains

Game of musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five new members for the coveted seats on the Security Council, the UN’s most prestigious body. The new […]…

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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."

Cane or swagger stick? We report, you decide »

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Why do the North Koreans simply refuse to follow the logic and needs of foreign analysts when it comes to the timing of great events? Here everyone was saying that Kim Jong-Un had to show up […]…

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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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From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’ »

Special to WorldTribune.com Brett M Decker, Radix Charlie Speight is a retired executive from the National Security Agency, which he joined in 1975. During his time at the NSA, he…

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations »

Hong Kong China Tension

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake…

ISIL’s stealth plotting against top Shi’ite militia ‘planned for months’ »

Mahdi fighters in military parade on the streets of Baghdad.  / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has targeted Iraq’s leading Shi’ite militia. Officials said ISIL has…

New U.S.-Japan defense guideline will elevate Japan to global security partner »

Japan is set to become U.S. military ally.

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com The ongoing talks on revising the U.S.-Japan defense guideline, which will be finalized by the end of this…

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Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its…

Game of musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose…

Snowden

From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’ »

Special to WorldTribune.com Brett M Decker, Radix Charlie Speight is a retired executive from the National Security Agency, which he joined in 1975. During his time at the NSA, he…

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