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Asian wars and the American psyche: From a truce in South Korea to defeat in Vietnam

The Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Anniversaries have their special appeal. The first anniversary on April 16 of the sinking of the Sewol off South Korea’s southwestern coast evoked emotions of outrage and sadness over the loss […]

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Cuban fiasco: Obama throws a lifeline to an imploding, tyrannical, bankrupt regime

Not only is Obama at least temporarily saving a collapsing tyranny, he has done so without demanding that in return Raul Castro make concessions to the U.S. and the Cuban people.

Sol W. Sanders In that simplistic jargon characterizing President Barack Hussein Obama’s worldwide “transformation” of U.S. foreign policy, the chief argument for his Cuban shift has been “[T]hese 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.” In the facts […]

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Social media knife in America’s back: ISIL’s top threat not beheadings or infiltration

Navy Adm. William Gortney, commander of the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant horrified the West with its mass beheadings of hostages and used its notoriety to attract restless youth worldwide. But such barbaric tactics is not what primarily concerns Navy Adm. William […]

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For average Iranians, news of nuclear deal unleashes online jokes

'What I should be wearing now that we will be hanging out with America?'

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Jokes are circulating among fun-loving Iranians about the tentative nuclear agreement reached in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 2. Here are a few we received from Iran that highlight the high hopes […]

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‘Whiplash': Is backlash due to the secret sauce of cultural and Korean excellence?

J.K. Simmons as a disparaging instructor in “Whiplash.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com A crew member on the flight from London to Washington was quite emphatic when I asked his advice about what movie to choose. He said he’d seen a lot of people watching “Whiplash.” […]

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Superwasp: The life and times of Jean-Paul Getty’s man in the Far East

Jean-Paul Getty in 1975. / David Caulkin / AP

By  Sol W. Sanders “Authorities investigating the death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, are trying to determine whether foul play was involved.” (Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2015).  Jean-Paul Getty’s Tokyo representative and Andrew Getty’ […]

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Dangerous: An undetected Russian sub and the ‘likeability’ factor in U.S. politics

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THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]

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Are raging hormones ISIL’s latest weapon?

Three UK Schoolgirls Feared To Be Traveling To Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Last week’s highly publicized White House summit on countering violent extremism provoked greatest criticism on two points. First, President Barack Obama was roundly attacked for not using any variant of the words Islam or […]

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What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. / Rob Kim / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked a media firestorm for stating the obvious: President Barack Hussein Obama does not love America. “I do not believe — and I know this is a […]

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The narcissism epidemic: Me, myself and selfies

Warped self-love logically leads to unhinged social behavior.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Loredana Vuoto Self-obsession has reared its ugly head in America like never before. Kim Kardashian — the queen of selfies — recently debuted a T-Mobile commercial during the Super Bowl spoofing her selfie addiction. In the […]

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