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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…

Gov. Perry: ‘Very real possibility’ ISIL has already exploited unsecured U.S. southern border »

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has become concerned over the prospect of infiltration by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials have acknowledged that ISIL could honor its threat…

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U.S. confirms Egypt, UAE carried out air strikes on Libyan militias »

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.  /AFP/Paul J. Richards

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified the United Arab Emirates as being behind air strikes…

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…

Gaza militia leader claims 90 percent of missile arsenal intact »

Rockets are fired from the Gaza strip into Israel on July 12, 2014.  /AFP/Jack Guez

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Gazan militias, despite a 50-day war with Israel, were said to have retained…

Hamas claims victory as Netanyahu agrees to ceasefire under U.S. pressure »

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to a ceasefire without approval of his…

Report: Hizbullah roadside bomb kills top ISIL operative »

Syria Map Qalamoun

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Hizbullah is said to have killed a top operative of Islamic State of Iraq…

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…

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…

U.S. begins recon missions over Syria, weighs attacks on ISIL strongholds »

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.  /AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has been examining the feasibility of additional attacks on Al Qaida…

Israel’s military fast-tracking tunnel-detection tech

Web posts update missile fizzle censored by Chinese media

Guns of August: A century after , the U.S. is aloof »

By John J. Metzler VIENNA, Austria–The countdown started in Sarajevo in June 1914, the conflagration followed in August. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb nationalist set in motion a series of events in which the great […]…

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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."

Strangely shifting alliances: Vietnam today, North Korea later? »

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com History is full of such twists, turn and reversals. What are we to think of an American four-star general, medals and ribbons dripping from his chest, showing up in Hanoi talking up the idea of the […]…

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty in Hanoi, Vietnam on Aug. 14.  /Tran Van Minh/AP

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

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

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 Qaida by the American intelligence community. Al Qaida…

‘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…

China media’s tribute to Xi’s ‘double-fisted’ foreign policy counters critics at home, SE Asia »

A screen at a Beijing junction shows a speech by Xi Jinping.  /Wang Wei/EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A People’s Daily commentary on the one-and-half-year rule of President Xi Jinping has thus characterized the Chinese…

China non-combat personnel includes high-profile mistress-generals »

People's Liberation Army soldiers perform a musical drama as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in August 2013.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com China has the world’s largest military force in terms of total number of personnel. However, the PLA also…

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Moscow diverts attention from downed airliner with U.S. sub narrative »

Russian Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com One day after the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, Russia jet fighters aggressively confronted a…

ISIL recruitment drive ‘very worrisome’ to North African governments »

ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, with control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, has set…

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Guns of August: A century after , the U.S. is aloof »

By John J. Metzler VIENNA, Austria–The countdown started in Sarajevo in June 1914, the conflagration followed in August. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb nationalist set…

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