Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part II, Advancing terror to ‘savagery’

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part II, Advancing terror to ‘savagery’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs [See: Part I, The subversion of Europe, May 13, 2016] In 2004, Sheikh Abu Bakr Naji published his main book titled “Management of Savagery: The Most Critical Stage Through Which the Islamic Nation Will Pass” which would define the […]

Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Special to WorldTribune.com A U.S. Army Green Beret said a “profound lack of strategy” has plagued the 14-year war effort in Afghanistan. “The enemy operates with impunity throughout the country due to our relentless commitment to avoid principled strategy and decision-making processes,” the Special Forces soldier says in a sworn statement, according to a report […]

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Special to WorldTribune.com In a case that analysts say bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email disaster, a Marine officer is facing dismissal for mishandling classified material on his computer. Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler is fighting the charges against him and has filed a complaint in federal court, saying that Marine generals unfairly singled […]

Al Qaida gaining strength in Afghanistan (and in Yemen)

Al Qaida gaining strength in Afghanistan (and in Yemen)

Special to WorldTribune.com Al Qaida has a larger presence in Afghanistan than U.S. defense officials had previously thought and its ties to the Taliban make the terror group a “big threat” in the country. Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. military force in Afghanistan, said the recent discovery and destruction […]

‘By the way, go to hell’: Former Obama defense secretaries tell how they coped

‘By the way, go to hell’: Former Obama defense secretaries tell how they coped

Special to WorldTribune.com Three former defense secretaries were blunt in their criticism of President Barack Obama and his “inexperienced advisers” for their distrust, micromanaging and second guessing of senior military commanders. A report by Fox News anchor Bret Baier revealed that low-level White House staffers went so far as to place phone calls to the […]

One year after premature U.S. withdrawal, Afghans again struggle for ‘survival’

One year after premature U.S. withdrawal, Afghans again struggle for ‘survival’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It came as a stunning reality check which many diplomats knew but did not expect to hear. In 2016, “survival will be an achievement for the National Unity Government” in war torn Afghanistan. The words came as a blunt assessment by the UN’s new political […]

U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

Special to WorldTribune.com A radio station in Afghanistan that was operated by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was destroyed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. “Voice of the Caliphate” radio, operated out of a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, was destroyed by two “counter-terrorism airstrikes” on Feb. 1, according to a U.S. military official. Afghan […]

The unexplained ambush of Navy SEAL Team Six

The unexplained ambush of Navy SEAL Team Six

Jeffrey T. Kuhner What really happened to Navy SEAL Team Six? In August 2011, the elite special forces unit suffered the worst battlefield calamity in its history. A Taliban fighter shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying 22 Navy SEAL Team Six members in Afghanistan. All 38 persons on board — the Navy SEAL warriors, other […]