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Pentagon intelligence report warning of Benghazi attack was circulating on day it happened

U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. / Esam Omran Al-Fetori / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times At the very time President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top leaders were blaming spontaneous protests for the deadly Benghazi attack, the Defense Department broadly circulated a detailed […]

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Ex spy: ‘Liberation theology’ was ‘as purely KGB as it gets’

Ion Mihai Pacepa.

Special to WorldTribune.com As a high-ranking official for the secret police in communist Romania, Ion Mihai Pacepa had a front row seat when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s “liberation” war came to Romania. Liberation Theology was originated within the KGB and […]

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North Korea woos Chinese capital to boost infrastructure for tourism, cash

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea is seeking Chinese capital to improve its poor infrastructure for tourism, on which it is banking as a much-needed source for hard currency. North Korea has been building a […]

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Beijing and Moscow seize the moment at WWII event to trumpet apparent strategic partnership

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Chinese President Xi Jinping has formalized his country’s quasi-alliance relationship with Russia by his high-profile participation in counterpart Vladimir Putin’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the “defeat of Nazism in WWII.” For […]

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N. Korean test of SLBM came as no surprise to U.S. intel

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon U.S. intelligence agencies closely monitored North Korea’s test of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile and were anticipating the launch for several days, according to U.S. officials. The missile test Saturday of a […]

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Japan poised to replace UK as America’s global strategic partner

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s week-long high-profile visit to the United States, a new global U.S. partnership is emerging that could replace the U.S. “special relationship” with Britain, which is fading fast […]

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Reports of missile strike on Sudan weapons facility tied to Israeli drone

Fire rages at the Yarmouk arms complex in Khartoum.

Special to WorldTribune.com Unconfirmed reports say Israel launched an air strike on a weapons facility in Sudan on May 6, while the Sudanese Army claims it shot down an Israeli drone. According to Arab media reports, a missile attack was […]

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The Texas gunmen were inspired by Islamist organizations in the United States

The president of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Usama Shami, said Simpson had attended the center for years. / Ross D. Franklin / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Clare M. Lopez for the Washington Times Both gunmen identified in the May 3 attack against the “Draw Muhammad” event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, according […]

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Greece angers NATO with bid to buy Russian missiles it cannot afford

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com In a clear stab at the NATO and EU, the Socialist government in Athens is actively negotiating with Russia to purchase Moscow’s S-300 anti-missile system and its service package. Greek Defense Minister Panos […]

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Kim Jong-Un uses fireworks as propaganda to show ‘bright future’ ahead

North Korea Founders Birthday

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s youthful leader Kim Jong-Un has used expensive fireworks to “show off” to the people the “bright future” he wants them to think his leadership will bring, sources and officials […]

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