Report: Obama orders Pentagon to downplay ‘competition’ with China

Report: Obama orders Pentagon to downplay ‘competition’ with China

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 The White House has ordered U.S. defense officials not to speak publicly about military competition with China, a report said. The directive comes from the National Security Council (NSC) and instructs Pentagon officials to replace the phrase “great power competition” with something less likely to aggravate China in official […]

‘Handing out immunity deals like candy’: Ex-NSA analyst says FBI probe of Clinton emails was never serious

‘Handing out immunity deals like candy’: Ex-NSA analyst says FBI probe of Clinton emails was never serious

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information via her private email server was a sham from the get-go, a former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst said. “From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau […]

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs German Protestant pastor, theologist, and cartographer Heinrich Bunting published his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) In 1581. In the book, he included a special illustration/map titled “Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat/Welches ist der Stadt Hannover […]

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 A 20-year-old native of Kosovo who provided Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a list of more than 1,000 U.S. government workers has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ardit Ferizi, who was arrested last year in Malaysia, admitted hacking a private company and pulling out the […]

Weekend terror wave puts spotlight on nation’s largest ISIL recruitment investigation

Weekend terror wave puts spotlight on nation’s largest ISIL recruitment investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 Minnesota, where “a soldier of the Islamic State” stabbed nine people in a mall on Sept. 17, is the focus of the largest ongoing terrorism investigation in the U.S. Since 2014, 11 Somali-Minnesotans have been charged in an alleged plot to travel to Syria and join ISIL. Two were […]

Timing off: Obama joked about ISIL at about same time of explosion in New York

Timing off: Obama joked about ISIL at about same time of explosion in New York

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2016 While addressing a dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Sept. 17, Obama joked that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was no big deal compared to the uproar over his birth certificate. At about the same time, a terrorist bomb exploded in Manhattan, injuring 29 […]

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Can the United States recover its position in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific, or has the tide turned, isolating Washington’s support base in the region? Growing evidence now points to the reality that the last major summit attendance of U.S. President Barack Obama — the G20 Leaders’ Summit […]

Former official says Hillary Clinton was never even assigned a State Dept. email address

Former official says Hillary Clinton was never even assigned a State Dept. email address

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 Hillary Clinton, from day one, was not assigned a state.gov email address, something that “was planned in advance,” the State Department’s former inspector general said. “That’s a change in the standard. It tells me that this was premeditated” to skirt the rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. […]

DNI rejected national security damage assessment of Clinton emails as required by 2014 law

DNI rejected national security damage assessment of Clinton emails as required by 2014 law

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 The director of U.S. intelligence decided against conducting an assessment of the damage done to national security by Hillary Clinton’s sending and receiving of classified information on her private email server. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper agreed with intelligence officials “who argued against the need to carry […]

WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility

WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Pentagon said U.S. warplanes eliminated a “significant chemical threat” to Iraqi civilians by bombing a complex of buildings near Mosul that Islamic State militants had converted from pharmaceutical manufacturing to chemical weapons production. Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, head of the U.S. Air Force […]

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