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Obama’s legacy of retreat, shame, and betrayal has tainted a great nation

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: “Weakness is provocative.”

Special to WorldTribune.com By Billy and Karen Vaughn President Obama’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch he is with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. […]

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Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab State is gone, rejected by the vast majority of the populace. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan […]

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ISIL looks to Afghanistan but faces resistance from the Taliban, Pakistan, China

ISIL forces in Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The Islamist State of Iraq and Levant is seeking to capitalize on its summer offensives in Syria and Iraq by establishing itself as the leader of Islamist militancy – this, at the expense […]

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Taliban delegation made stealth visit to China to undermine Kabul

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A two-man senior Afghan Taliban delegation paid a secret visit to Beijing last November to discuss collaboration with Chinese military and security officials. The objective? To destroy the U.S.-supported Afghan government and revert […]

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Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Cherif Kouachi, 32, and his brother Said Kouachi, 34.

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” —    Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & […]

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#7 — What happened to SEAL Team Six? The most serious scandal of all

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TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com, May 30, 2013 By Grace Vuoto The media is now consistently referring to three scandals engulfing the Obama presidency, even using a shorthand expression such as a “trifecta” of troubling incidents. Yet, there is […]

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Opium: Tragic tie that binds Afghanistan’s government, Taliban, warlords and people

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The clock is ticking as American and NATO forces begin the countdown to military withdrawal from Afghanistan by year’s end. But as Taliban militants watch the clock and the calendar, […]

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U.S. transfers jet fighters, drones from Afghanistan to expand war on ISIL

A Reaper UAV prepares to take off in Afghanistan.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has shifted its air combat fleet assets to expand the war effort against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said the U.S. military has been ordered to transfer aircraft and other resources […]

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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 known only to those of us who […]

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Afghan transition a ‘pivotal moment’ in wake of Iraq meltdown

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.  /Wakil Kohsar/ AFP/Getty Images

UNITED NATIONS — Set to the backdrop of continuing violence, growing narcotics production, and fear about the future following the pullout of international forces, the recent round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections have become all the more crucial to produce a […]

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