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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…

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…

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‘Not our war’: Growing consensus in Jordan opposes fighting ISIL »

Senators and deputies attend a joint Parliament session in Amman.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com AMMAN — Jordan has come under increasing domestic pressure not to join the U.S.-led war…

Israel owes contractors, bought Iron Dome ‘on credit’ »

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel owes nearly $1 billion to its defense industry. Officials said the Defense…

Obama OKs resupply to Israel of Hellfire missiles halted during war »

Hellfire missiles.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The United States, in wake of a cutoff during the war with Hamas,…

Having ousted Gen. Xu Caihou, Xi targets antiquated, Soviet-style command structure »

Gen. Liu Yuan, a key political commissar for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, is set for a promotion.  /Jason Lee/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has begun plans to streamline the antiquated People’s Liberation Army’s command-and-control…

Putin exploits tense U.S.-Egypt ties with $3.5 billion weapons deal »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo…

Peace now? UAE orders $2.5 billion worth of armored vehicles from U.S. »

U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates has requested a huge amount of advanced armored personnel carriers…

Report: Turkey’s Erdogan has stifled all criticism in media, military andjudiciary »

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /AP/Burhan Ozbilici

Special to WorldTribune.com from WASHINGTON — Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has silenced critics, a report said. Human…

U.S. delivers vans and pickups to only Lebanese force not controlled by Hizbullah »

Lebanese Internal Security Forces stand guard in front of vehicles donated from the United States.

Special to WorldTribune.com from NICOSIA — The United States has delivered another shipment for Lebanon’s security forces. The United…

ISIL called regional but not yet global threat

U.S. fails to supply new sub fleet to Taiwan

Terror shadows UN session: Tough rhetoric vs ‘poisonous narrative of Islamic extremism’ »

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The specter and shadow of international terrorism tragically clouded the opening of the UN General Assembly session, yet again. The growing menace from ISIS/ISIL jihadi terrorists threatening the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria […]…

Britain’s David Cameron at the UN.  /Telegraph

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."

The U.S. is at war again, only this time it’s different; Really? »

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — The eyes of the world are upon the new U.S. war in Syria and Iraq, and that’s not just because people want to know how or whether aerial bombardments and missile strikes are really […]…

U.S. bombs Cambodia for the first time, Mar 18, 1969.

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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Senators and deputies attend a joint Parliament session in Amman.

‘Not our war’: Growing consensus in Jordan opposes fighting ISIL »

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com AMMAN — Jordan has come under increasing domestic pressure not to join the U.S.-led war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The Islamic opposition as…

Having ousted Gen. Xu Caihou, Xi targets antiquated, Soviet-style command structure »

Gen. Liu Yuan, a key political commissar for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, is set for a promotion.  /Jason Lee/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has begun plans to streamline the antiquated People’s Liberation Army’s command-and-control systems, which are…

Putin exploits tense U.S.-Egypt ties with $3.5 billion weapons deal »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With its recently-announced $3.5 billion deal to buy weapons from Russia, Cairo has undoubtedly undermined…

Both Koreas, China and Russia have meeting of minds on ‘world-class’ travel destination »

The Tumen River.

Special to WorldTribune.com from EastAsiaIntel.com South Korea, China, Mongolia and Russia have agreed to develop a “world-class” travel destination near a North…

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Terror shadows UN session: Tough rhetoric vs ‘poisonous narrative of Islamic extremism’ »

Britain’s David Cameron at the UN.  /Telegraph

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The specter and shadow of international terrorism tragically clouded the opening of the UN General…

Egypt buying $3.5 billion worth of combat platforms from Russia »

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fatah Sisi.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — After a year of negotiations, Egypt and Russia have reached an agreement for a major weapons deal.…

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.  /Getty Images

Fugitives: Turkey sent ISIL insurgents to Marseille while French police waited at Paris airport »

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The French interior minister held talks here after Turkey sent three insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq and then Levant to Marseille rather than…

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