Iran’s deal expanding military cooperation with Iraq boosts regional clout

Iran’s deal expanding military cooperation with Iraq boosts regional clout

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran and Iraq have signed an agreement to boost military cooperation and counter “terrorism and extremism,” a deal likely to trigger concerns in the United States. Iranian news agencies reported that the memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries’ defense ministers on July 23 also […]

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After a bitter eight-month fight, the Iraqi military has finally freed Mosul from the brutal grip of Islamic State. This victory in retaking this key northern city has shattered the terror organization’s invincibility and moreover liberated one of the so-called Caliphate’s twin capitals. The fight […]

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and […]

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, Family Security Matters The headline for a July 7 editorial in Global Times, the mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, read “Xi-Trump meet defies naysayers in West.” The Presidents of China and the United States met for over an hour on the sidelines of the G20 summit […]

U.S. commander warns: ‘ISIS 2.0’ lurks

U.S. commander warns: ‘ISIS 2.0’ lurks

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2017 The commander of U.S. troops in Iraq is cautioning against being overly optimistic following the defeat of Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul. Iraq’s government has much work to do if it is to ensure “ISIS 2.0” doesn’t arise in Mosul and elsewhere in the country, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend […]

U.S., Japan and India take part in joint naval drills seen as signal to China

U.S., Japan and India take part in joint naval drills seen as signal to China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2017 The U.S., Japanese and Indian navies have each dispatched aircraft carriers to the Bay of Bengal to take part in an exercise which analysts say is aimed at checking China’s increased presence in the region. The USS Nimitz of the U.S. Navy, INS Vikramaditya of the Indian Navy and […]

Lawyer: ‘Deep State torpedoed’ petition to pardon ex-sailor who used ‘Hillary Clinton defense’

Lawyer: ‘Deep State torpedoed’ petition to pardon ex-sailor who used ‘Hillary Clinton defense’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 A lawyer for ex-sailor Kristian Saucier, serving time in prison for taking photos of classified sections of a submarine, believes the “Deep State” had a hand in the Justice Department’s rejection of Saucier’s use of the “Hillary Clinton defense.” Saucier, a machinist mate 1st class, was sentenced to a […]

Wounded U.S. soldier: Justin Trudeau guilty of treason for rewarding terrorist

Wounded U.S. soldier: Justin Trudeau guilty of treason for rewarding terrorist

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s rewarding of $8 million in cash and a formal apology to a terrorist who attacked a compound in Afghanistan where Americans and Canadians were serving is “something a traitor would do,” a U.S. soldier who was wounded by the terrorist said. Layne Morris, who […]

Pyongyang poker: North Korea’s Marxist dynasty is still at the table

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — We have seen this movie before and it never ends well. An arrogant and boastful dictator snubs the world and threatens his neighbors. The international community frets in rightful indignation but does little to respond. As tensions rise, the world appears hostage to a bully. […]

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