N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

N. Korea threatens to sink U.S. aircraft carrier ‘with a single strike’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2017 As the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group participated in exercises with the Japanese navy, North Korea threatened to take out the aircraft carrier “with a single strike.” “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s […]

Unlike his predecessor, President Trump listens to and has rapport with top generals

Unlike his predecessor, President Trump listens to and has rapport with top generals

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 President Donald Trump has bonded with his top military brass and places a level of confidence in their advice that was not seen in the previous administration, a report said. Trump is “often in listening mode among his generals” and “they contrast the billionaire real estate developer’s affinity for […]

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk All the talk over what to do with North Korea overlooks one problem to which people are not paying that much attention. That’s the yawning gap in trade between the U.S. and all its leading trade partners. It’s a lot easier to grasp the significance of a North Korean […]

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang By many press accounts, how to cope with Pyongyang’s nuclear threat was the most urgent issue for discussion at the U.S.-China summit in Palm Beach, Florida on April 6-7. President Donald Trump has rejected his predecessor’s “strategic patience” concept and called for tighter sanctions against North Korea and […]

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

Regime change: After getting played at Mar-a-lago, China moves to control outcome in Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 China is preparing for the ultimate fallout from the current North Korea crisis, according to the new edition of Geostrategy-Direct.com. Convinced that the Trump administration may be preparing a preemptive strike to bring regime change in Pyongyang, the Chinese Communist Party headed by Xi Jinping is acting to make […]

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Pence warns North Korea not to test U.S. ‘resolve’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump’s resolve, saying that “all options are on the table” in curbing Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Pence said during a press conference in Seoul on April 17 that recent U.S. military […]

White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s sanity check

White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s sanity check

by WorldTribune Staff, April 17, 2017 Simply Googling Sean Spicer gets unsurprising results. White House spokesman has “worst week in Washington,” photo of Spicer as White House Easter Bunny, Melissa McCarthy’s “epic Sean Spicer sketch on SNL.” You’ll have to go six pages into the results to find out that “Commander Sean Spicer reports for […]

U.S. cites ‘consensus’ with China on North Korea; Reports suggest missile test sabotaged

U.S. cites ‘consensus’ with China on North Korea; Reports suggest missile test sabotaged

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2017 An “international consensus” that now includes China’s leader, asserts North Korea can’t be allowed to continue its missile tests, U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in Kabul on April 16. McMaster’s comments came after a North Korea missile test failed in what reports say may have been an […]

MOAB blast pulverized at least 36 terrorists, massive ISIS tunnel network

MOAB blast pulverized at least 36 terrorists, massive ISIS tunnel network

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb dropped by the U.S. in Afghanistan on April 13 killed at least 36 terrorists, according to the Afghan military. The 21,600 pound bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft on a massive ISIS tunnel network in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan used […]

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

First U.S.-Japan-S. Korea anti-submarine exercise conducted amid showdown

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The United States, Japan and South Korea conducted their first joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercises this week. The three-day drill, which started on April 10, was held in waters between Japan and South Korea and was intended to be an “effective response” by the three allies to North Korea’s […]

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