Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Legacy watch: Obama said to weigh nuclear weapons policy shift

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct From his first days in office nearly eight years ago, Barack Obama has been a consistent advocate for the ultimate and complete abolition of nuclear weapons, including U.S. nuclear forces. To this end, he has hosted several nuclear summits and with Russia signed New START, a major […]

Be all that you can be: Pentagon issues manual on how to change one’s sex at taxpayers’ expense

Be all that you can be: Pentagon issues manual on how to change one’s sex at taxpayers’ expense

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2016 In its never-ending quest to appease what its critics call politically correct social engineers, the Obama administration’s Pentagon has issued a new manual to its commanders. The directive provides guidelines on extended time off for troops wishing to change their sex. The Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy […]

Iraqi Shi’ite cleric threatens U.S. troops arriving to fight ISIL

Iraqi Shi’ite cleric threatens U.S. troops arriving to fight ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Shi’ite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has threatened to target fresh U.S. troops coming to Iraq to help battle extremist Islamic State (IS) militants. Sadr, whose Mahdi Army battled U.S. forces in 2003, said on his official website that the 560 new U.S. troops that will soon […]

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 A Turkish government official said the United States was behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Labor and Social Security Minister Suleyman Soylu accused the Americans despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s call Friday for all sides in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

Beijing responds to landmark ruling on the South China Sea by landing airliners on militarized islets

Beijing responds to landmark ruling on the South China Sea by landing airliners on militarized islets

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a major legal setback for Beijing, an international tribunal has rejected and rebuffed many of Mainland China’s claims regarding exclusive sovereignty and rights in the disputed South China Sea. The landmark ruling in the Hague, by the Permanent Court of Arbitration stated there was […]

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The Pentagon is still unable to confirm if the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) commander known as Omar the Chechen is dead or alive. The Pentagon had claimed in early March that coalition forces had killed Omar al-Shishani, but it was later reported that he was […]

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is exploiting the weakness in President Barack Obama’s counter-terror strategy, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said. “The strategy they (ISIL) have assumed is a global strategy,” Flynn said at The Heritage Foundation on July 13. “And the strategy that we have […]

Iran speed boats buzz warship carrying top U.S. general through Strait of Hormuz

Iran speed boats buzz warship carrying top U.S. general through Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Iran sent four machine gun-laden speed boats and a guided missile patrol ship to hassle a U.S. warship that was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on July 11, the U.S. Navy said. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels came as close as 500 yards to the USS New […]

Boots back on the ground: New deployment raises total U.S. presence in Iraq over 5,000

Boots back on the ground: New deployment raises total U.S. presence in Iraq over 5,000

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 The United States will deploy 560 additional troops to Iraq, raising the U.S. presence in the country to over 5,000. The deployment comes two years after President Barack Obama had vowed that, while the United States would help Iraq reclaim territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant […]

China’s quiet space warfare launch poses threat to military satellites

China’s quiet space warfare launch poses threat to military satellites

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Without fanfare and the usual media hype, China on June 29 quietly launched a sophisticated military spy satellite into outer space, marking a significant step in Beijing’s anti-satellite development. Dubbed “Experiment 02,” the satellite is China’s second anti-satellite weapon in the near earth orbit zone where most of the world’s […]

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