Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A force of about 40 U.S. commandos held off about 500 troops loyal to Syria’s government, including Russian mercenaries, during a firefight in February, a report said. While the U.S. troops suffered no casualties, hundreds of Assad regime-aligned fighters were killed, according to the May 24 report by The […]

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A U.S. guided missile cruiser and two F-18s in 2004 made visual and radar contact with a UFO that traveled at “ballistic missile speeds,” according to a leaked Pentagon report. The Pentagon’s report, issued in 2009, reveals first-hand accounts of the encounter, which was documented in video that emerged […]

I would put down my money on the summit, and here’s why

I would put down my money on the summit, and here’s why

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It is time now to calculate the odds on whether President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un meet up even if not quite as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore. I’ve heard just about everything ― from 99 to 1 in favor to 99 to 1 against […]

Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

Pentagon withdraws China’s standing invitation to major Pacific RIMPAC exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2018 China’s continued militarization of the South China Sea has led the U.S. military to disinvite Beijing’s navy from the upcoming Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Hawaii, a Defense Department spokesman announced. China’s participation in the major biennial maritime war games since 2012 has been a bone of […]

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Smoke and mirrors: Kim wants world to witness destruction of already-obliterated test site

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk It’s not enough that North Korea should abruptly cancel South-North talks on military tensions and another long-awaited round of reunions of fast-fading families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War. Now we’re not even sure Kim Jong-Un will go through with his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. It’s hard […]

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

‘Max Thunder’ exercise, Gadhafi spook N. Koreans: F-22 stealth jets capable of surgical strike

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 As U.S. F-22 stealth fighters joined the Max Thunder exercises in South Korea, North Korea announced  it was cancelling talks with the South and reconsidering the upcoming meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. North Korea claims the Max Thunder drill between the U.S. and South Korean air forces is […]

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

The overlooked Iranian people and a broken deal’s billion dollar questions

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Just days after the global sigh of relief regarding the upcoming United States-North Korea Summit, world opinion swung back into bitter criticism over the Trump Administration’s announcement that it was scrapping America’s participation in the Iran Nuclear Deal, the penultimate diplomatic legacy of the Obama […]

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Beware the ‘Vietnam model’ in negotiating ‘peace’ on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk What is this disturbing nonsense we sometimes hear about a “Vietnam model” for permanent peace on the Korean peninsula? Whoever’s talking about that either has to be joking or is totally unaware of the tragedy that befell South Vietnam after the signing of the “Paris peace accords” that were […]

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Mahathir’s return in Malaysia promises significant change in ties with U.S., China

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Kuala Lumpur. The return to office as Prime Minister of Malaysia of Dr Mahathir Mohamed, 92, on May 10, 2018, was expected to change the tone of affairs both within Malaysia as well as within the region. Significantly, it is not Dr Mahathir’s age which was at […]

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqis started voting on May 12 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) and routed the extremist group from most Iraqi territory last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi’a who has sought to balance the competing influences […]

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