Has it been 50 years? Remembering the Tet, the Blue House raid and North Korea’s capture of the Pueblo

Has it been 50 years? Remembering the Tet, the Blue House raid and North Korea’s capture of the Pueblo

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia ― How quickly we forget. Memories, dates and events fade away, only to be revived on anniversaries. A lot of historical events are barely recalled. I was in a country named “South” Vietnam 50 years ago when North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attacked almost every […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

He wrote the book: Trump offers South China Sea deal

He wrote the book: Trump offers South China Sea deal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump, author of the bestseller “Art of the Deal”, offered his assistance in the dispute over China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea. “I know we’ve had a dispute for quite a while with China. If I can help in any way, I’m a very […]

‘The Vietnam War’ series left out some fundamental facts

‘The Vietnam War’ series left out some fundamental facts

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2017 The new documentary series “The Vietnam War” ignores why the U.S. entered the war and overlooks facts that ultimately could have won the war, a former National Security Council (NSC) member wrote. The series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick “is most certainly a TV tour de force replete […]

Ken Burns documentary angers both U.S. and Vietnamese veterans of war

Ken Burns documentary angers both U.S. and Vietnamese veterans of war

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2017 Both American and South Vietnamese veterans said they found glaring omissions in “The Vietnam War”, the new PBS documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. South Vietnamese vets who spoke with The Mercury News said they were largely left out of the narrative, which they say focused too […]

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Russian navy plans permanent base in Syria; eyes others in Vietnam, Cuba

Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com President Vladimir Putin is looking to expand Russia’s military power and restore Moscow’s global reach of the Soviet era. Moscow on Oct. 10 announced it was planning to make its naval base in Syria permanent. Earlier reports said Russia is considering re-establishing bases in Vietnam and Cuba that it […]

China continues island militarization despite international court ruling

China continues island militarization despite international court ruling

by WorldTribune Staff, August 10, 2016 An international tribunal’s ruling against China over contested reefs and atolls in the South China Sea has not stopped Beijing from continuing its military buildup in the sea, recently released satellite images show. China continues to build bases on islands it has reclaimed, and satellite images released on Aug. […]

Vietnam detains intruding Chinese refueling vessel

Vietnam detains intruding Chinese refueling vessel

Special to WorldTribune.com Vietnam’s coast guard seized a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea on April 2, Vietnamese state media said. An April 4 report by Thanh Nien News said the crew of the vessel “admitted that they had entered deep [into] Vietnamese waters to refuel several other Chinese boats which were fishing illegally […]

Report: China threat spurs ‘long overdue’ military upgrades throughout Asia

Report: China threat spurs ‘long overdue’ military upgrades throughout Asia

Special to WorldTribune.com Asian Pacific nations are spending big on “long overdue” military upgrades to counter the threat posed by China, according to a IHS Jane’s report. In 2015, nine of the 20 fastest-growing defense budgets were in the Asian Pacific, the report said. By 2020, total military spending in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is […]

China deploys missile system to disputed S. China Sea island

China deploys missile system to disputed S. China Sea island

Special to WorldTribune.com Satellite images show China has deployed the advanced HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system to a disputed island in the South China Sea. Taiwanese and U.S. officials confirmed that batteries of the HQ-9 surface-to-air missile launchers were set up on Woody Island in the Paracels chain, according to a report by Reuters. China, Taiwan […]