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New York man charged for plotting to aid ISIL, target U.S. forces

Mufid Elfgeeh

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A grand jury has indicted a 30-year-old man on charges of attempting to aid Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. A grand jury in Rochester, N.Y. returned a seven-count indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh on […]

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Return of the contractors: Pentagon eyes private sector to back Iraq Army

U.S. contractors in Iraq in 2008.  /Gervasio Sanchez/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, nearly three years after its withdrawal, has turned to private military contractors to help the Iraq Army. The U.S. Army has launched a search for contractors that could support military operations in […]

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Warring U.S. missile defense advocacy groups differ on Iron Dome’s effectiveness

Israel's Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8, 2014.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A leading U.S. industry group has touted Israel’s Iron Dome missile and rocket defense system. The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance countered assertions by U.S. scientists that Iron Dome failed in the 50-day war against Hamas. […]

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ISIL hit U.S. F-15 with anti-aircaft batteries captured from Iraq

ISIL fighters on top of a captured military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria.  /Raqqa Media Center/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been operating anti-aircraft batteries stolen from the Iraqi military. Officials said the U.S. military has determined that ISIL deployed an unspecified number of anti-aircraft artillery to counter Western […]

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U.S. finds Iran still secretly acquiring dual use WMD components

Iranian medium range missile on parade in Teheran.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com WASHINGTON — The United States has determined that Iran, despite an international agreement, continues to secretly procure components for its missile and nuclear programs. The administration of President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Iranians and […]

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NATO prepares strategy, agrees defeat of ISIL could take years

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — NATO has determined that a Western-backed military coalition could take years to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said the United States and its allies concluded that the war against ISIL would require […]

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ISIL unleashes pure, uncomplicated Islam on unsuspecting, ‘shackled humanity’

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Special to WorldTribune.com “I studied the Koran a great deal … I came away from that study with the conviction that by and large there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad”. […]

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U.S. backing called key for Qatar’s covert dealings with terror groups, Iran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Bin al Attiyah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Qatar has become a major player in the Arab world because of its pro-Islamist policy and support by the United States, a report said. The Institute for National Security Studies asserted that Qatar […]

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U.S. sanctions Gaza terror group that declared support for ISIL

Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem has claimed responsibility for firing rockets from the Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has sanctioned an Al Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip that early this year declared support for the ISIL. The State Department has announced sanctions on the Mujahadin Shura Council in the […]

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Close U.S.-Jordan intel ties revealed by NSA memo leaked by Snowden

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has developed a close intelligence relationship with Jordan. A classified memorandum by the U.S. National Security Agency disclosed an intimate relationship with Jordan’s intelligence community. The NSA memo, leaked by former CIA […]

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