Israel sees ‘Adir’ F-35, with indigenous cyber defenses, as ‘upgrade’

Israel sees ‘Adir’ F-35, with indigenous cyber defenses, as ‘upgrade’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel celebrated its version of the F-35 Joint Strike Figher, named “Adir” (“Mighty”) in Hebrew, at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas on June 22. Israel will increase the number of F-35 Adir fighters it receives from the United States and plans to install its own cyber defenses […]

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 After initially pointing the finger at Israel, Iran now says the United States was behind the assassination of notorious Hizbullah terrorist Mustafa Badreddine. Iranian leaders claim that Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus on May 10, was taken out in a precision U.S. airstrike. “Radar that Iran […]

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TORONTO — A drive across the American continent takes you through a strange land where the airwaves are full of personal invective mingled with expert analysis of what’s an automatic weapon or semi-automatic or plain old-fashioned pistol or rifle. Say what you want about the political charges and counter-charges […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 The United States has developed solid intel on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in Libya but has not taken action as airstrikes require presidential approval, which President Barack Obama has not given, the general nominated to lead U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. “There are targets being […]

If MacArthur had prevailed over Truman: ‘No North Korea today, no nuclear threat … ‘

If MacArthur had prevailed over Truman: ‘No North Korea today, no nuclear threat … ‘

Special to WorldTribune.com Robert Morton WASHINGTON — If there was ever a moment when America needed a book about Gen. Douglas MacArthur, “this is definitely the time,”Hudson Institute Fellow Arthur Herman said yesterday. The author of “Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior” was at pains to explain why the towering American military legend continues to be so […]

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 In another U.S.-Russian incident, American F/A-18s confronted Russian Su-34 bombers in southern Syria, U.S. pilots attempted via a communications channel to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels, according to news reports. The incident occurred on June 16 when at least two Su-34s, which are among Moscow’s most advanced […]

U.S. denies ISIL role in ‘tragic accidental death’ of contractor at Turkey’s Incirlik air base

U.S. denies ISIL role in ‘tragic accidental death’ of contractor at Turkey’s Incirlik air base

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 The United States has said Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) played no role in the death of a U.S. military contractor at his home in Turkey. ISIL claimed a squad of its jihadists assassinated the contractor at his home in the Turkish city of Adana on June […]

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 The United States has sent two aircraft carriers to an exercise in the Philippine Sea in a show of force ahead of a key arbitration decision on a South China Sea territorial dispute. The Nimitz-class supercarriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS John C. Stennis conducted air defense and sea […]

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Shooting it out in America, and may the good guys win

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com [Editors’ Note: Don Kirk normally lives in Seoul under the constant threat of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Currently on a road trip back in the USA, he’s taking dead aim at the “gun nuts” on this side of the Pacific. Don is believed to be […]

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