Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

Coalition consensus: U.S. lacked ‘leadership and commitment’ to prevail against ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 America’s partners in the coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) have been disappointed in the Obama administration’s leadership in the effort to defeat the terror organization, a report said. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, told the Washington Free Beacon on Sept. 27 that members of the […]

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 […]

Pentagon reports seven Afghan trainees have gone missing from U.S. bases

Pentagon reports seven Afghan trainees have gone missing from U.S. bases

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2016 A group of Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the U.S. went missing this month, including three who went AWOL the weekend of an Afghan-born terrorist’s bombing spree in New York and New Jersey. “During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during […]

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 […]

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama did not consult with his top military leaders before sending $400 million in cash to Iran earlier this year on the day four American hostages were released, a report said. During a Sept. 22 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, in response to a question from […]

October surprise: Iraq sealing off ISIL supply lines in preparation for assault on Mosul

October surprise: Iraq sealing off ISIL supply lines in preparation for assault on Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 Iraq’s army is focusing on cutting off Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) supply lines as U.S. advisers on the ground assist the Iraqis and the Kurdish peshmerga in preparing for an assault on Mosul. The U.S. military has asked the White House to deploy up to 500 […]

Iran’s Rouhani says West, Saudis are responsible for spread of terrorism

Iran’s Rouhani says West, Saudis are responsible for spread of terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed world powers for the spread of terrorism over the past 15 years and what he called a less secure world. Rouhani told the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22 that “repression and military intervention” by unnamed countries had caused terrorism […]

Former Reagan defense official says next president needs new toolbox for 2017 challenges

Former Reagan defense official says next president needs new toolbox for 2017 challenges

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2016 The next U.S. president will have to abandon “assumptions and ideas that have been outrun by global reality,” although they are held dear by foreign policy elites from both parties, a former Reagan administration defense official told an online strategic forum. Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will assume office […]

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 A U.S. airstrike that hit a Syrian army position on Sept. 17 allowed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to advance on, an ultimately overrun it, the Syrian army said. The airstrike at Jebel Tharda near Deir Ezzor airport is “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies […]

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 […]

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