Analyst compares U.S. ‘denial behavior’ on N. Korea to that of Western elites before 1939

Analyst compares U.S. ‘denial behavior’ on N. Korea to that of Western elites before 1939

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2017 The United States has a window of opportunity to cast aside its “denial behavior” on North Korea, an analyst said. “Is the naivete and willful blindness that helped begin World War II on September 1, 1939, being repeated in the response of the U.S. and its allies to North […]

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea. The U.S. would far prefer to see all the […]

Mattis at the Pentagon on September 11 endorses toughness of U.S. military

Mattis at the Pentagon on September 11 endorses toughness of U.S. military

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2017 Marking the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States “never asked for this fight” but is “steadfastly committed to seeing it through.” “Maniacs disguised in false religious garb thought, by hurting us, they could scare us that day,” Mattis said […]

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

U.S. diplomacy tightens sanctions on the one man ‘recklessly’ risking lives of millions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Will there be conflict on the Korean peninsula? Shall the long simmering tinderbox finally explode in a nuclear flash? Or shall everybody step back from the brink, take a deep breath and allow diplomacy to finally defuse this ticking time bomb in Korea? The answer […]

Iran militia threatens U.S. troops in aftermath of ISIS defeat in Iraq

Iran militia threatens U.S. troops in aftermath of ISIS defeat in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2017 As the last pockets of Islamic State (ISIS) resistance are cleared in Iraq, a new threat to American troops is emerging. An Iranian Shi’ite militia, the Hizbullah Brigades, warned the United States that it must leave Iraq when ISIS is defeated or face a new war, Iran’s Fars news […]

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis by GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin Sept. 6, 2017, began taking the initiative to control the “crisis” over North Korean strategic weapons, because Russia had more at stake in resolving the issue than perhaps any other nation-state. There was strong evidence that President Putin was working to […]

Pax Koreana? In their dreams

Pax Koreana? In their dreams

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Donald Trump doesn’t get it. He warns South Korea about “appeasement,” but who’s appeasing whom? Yes, President Moon Jae-In, hero of the candlelight protests that lofted him as the liberal darling into the presidency after the ouster of the conservative Park Geun-Hye, would love to go down in history […]

U.S.-Egypt resume annual military exercises canceled by Obama in 2011

U.S.-Egypt resume annual military exercises canceled by Obama in 2011

by WorldTribune Staff, September 6, 2017 The United States and Egypt have agreed to resume the “Operation Bright Star” military exercises. The bi-annual exercises had been held since 1981, but were postponed by the Obama administration in 2011 following the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and brought to power the pro-Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi. […]

Iran warns it would ‘not hesitate to bring down’ U.S. spy planes

Iran warns it would ‘not hesitate to bring down’ U.S. spy planes

by WorldTribune Staff, September 5, 2017 The commander of Iran’s air defense force said Teheran warned away two U.S. spy aircraft in recent months and “would not hesitate” to shoot down such craft in the future. Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili said an unmanned U.S. RQ-4 drone was diverted near Iranian air space on Aug. 26. […]

Kim-ageddon: Nuke expansion defied intel projections, Trump pushes buttons in Beijing, Seoul

Kim-ageddon: Nuke expansion defied intel projections, Trump pushes buttons in Beijing, Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2017 The bomb North Korea detonated at its Punggye-ri test site on Sept. 2 was at least five times more powerful than devices previously tested and puts the Kim Jong-Un regime much earlier and significantly higher on the technological ladder than intelligence agencies had assessed. “North Korea has achieved a […]

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