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Kerry’s aggressive rhetoric on Iran deal betrays administration fears

Sec. of State John Kerry.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz In a statement to Israel’s Channel 10 News over the weekend, Sec. of State John Kerry aggressively defended the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear diplomacy with Iran and dismissed critics of the nuclear talks as […]

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Gulf Arab states press Obama for security guarantees, war tech due to Iran deal

U.S. F-35.

Special to WorldTribune.com Leaders of the Gulf Arab states are seeking security and weapons technology agreements from the White House to preserve their military edge in the region as a major U.S. strategic agreement with Iran looms, the Wall Street […]

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Iran shipping incidents in Strait of Hormuz are only latest belligerent acts since nuclear talks began

The Maersk Tigris.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Earlier this week, Iranian forces seized a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, the Maersk Tigris, while it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz. Iranian forces boarded the ship after firing warning shots across its bridge […]

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How the U.S. special relationship with Pakistan lost out to China’s strategic ‘silk road’

Gwadar, Pakistan could develop into a major Chinese port.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman The visit of China’s President Xi Jing Ping to Islamabad and the promised commitment of some $45 billion to develop a new “silk road” through Pakistan could be a stunning geopolitical as well as […]

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Arab-Israel War ends: New strategic framework forged in reaction to Jihad, Iran, White House

Israel's Prime Minister  Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat at Camp David, Sept. 16, 1978. / Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is probable that history will mark early 2015 as the end of the Arab-Israeli war, a conflict which has lasted since 1948, when the modern State of […]

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Russian hack of White House ‘far more worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Russian hackers who tapped into the White House computer system last year were able to read President Barack Obama’s unclassified e-mail, the New York Times reported on April 25, citing unnamed U.S. officials. A White House spokeswoman […]

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Billions of digital words and our spinner-in-chief are only making matters worse

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Sol W. Sanders One of the many reasons we commemorate the catastrophic death of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago is to celebrate his incredible style, his ability in a few words to sum up the essence of our hopes and […]

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Continuing hack attacks on U.S. interests revive plans for long-range cyber missile

CyberMissile

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct For the past five years the U.S. Air Force has been developing, albeit sporadically, a cyber missile, a long-range weapon unlike any in the U.S. arsenal. CHAMP – the counter-electronic high-powered microwave […]

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Saigon 1975 — Imagine a different ending

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s been forty years since the wars in Indochina ended and the curtain dropped ushering in a new period of darkness for the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Four long […]

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Sen. Cotton: Surgical strikes could be conducted in Iran without leading to war

Nuclear site in Iran.

Special to WorldTribune.com In an interview, Sen. Tom Cotton said that if Iran were allowed to become a nuclear state under its current regime, then the likely outcome would be nuclear war. “The proposal puts Iran on the path to […]

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