China may be the real winner in Cambodian election

China may be the real winner in Cambodian election

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — The very name Cambodia evokes tragic memories and historical passions. This small Southeast Asian land which was ravaged by the communist Khmer Rouge genocide a generation ago, then occupied by neighboring Vietnam, and later, resuscitated back to life by a long forgotten United Nations peacekeeping and […]

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk What is this disturbing nonsense we sometimes hear about a “Vietnam model” for permanent peace on the Korean peninsula? Whoever’s talking about that either has to be joking or is totally unaware of the tragedy that befell South Vietnam after the signing of the “Paris peace accords” that were […]

U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

U.S. ‘uneasy’: China issues taunt as Vinson carrier group heads for South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A report in Beijing’s state media said China’s increasing military “competitiveness” is making the United States “uneasy” and is contributing to the Americans’ need for more muscle flexing, namely the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea. The U.S. carrier group, which includes […]

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. […]