U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mike Eckel, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, passed […]

Seventy-five years after the ‘day of infamy,’ a new challenge from the Far East

Seventy-five years after the ‘day of infamy,’ a new challenge from the Far East

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — On December 7, 1941, the United States was shocked and stunned from its nervous neutrality and thrust into the crucible of the Second World War. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor instantly changed the narrative for American involvement in WWII which had already been raging […]

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

U.S. official says coalition has killed 50,000 ISIL jihadists in ‘conservative estimate’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 9, 2016 The U.S.-led coalition has killed at least 50,000 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters, a U.S. official said on Dec. 8. “I am not into morbid counts but that kind of volume matters, that kind of impact on the enemy,” the senior official said, according to AFP. […]

U.S. military and both Korean armies on alert as ‘progressives’ rampage on the streets of Seoul

U.S. military and both Korean armies on alert as ‘progressives’ rampage on the streets of Seoul

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The many thousands of protesters who’ve been marching toward the walls of the restored palace of Korea’s dynastic kings toward the Blue House of latter-day presidents have been ignoring a likely target. That’s the American embassy, looming large, brightly lit and carefully protected by hundreds of policemen and dozens […]

Bannon credits American industry and the ‘grit’ of ‘deplorables’ fathers and grandfathers for post-Pearl Harbor comeback

Bannon credits American industry and the ‘grit’ of ‘deplorables’ fathers and grandfathers for post-Pearl Harbor comeback

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 It was the “grit and determination” of the grandfathers and fathers of those whom Hillary Clinton termed “deplorables” that turned World War II around in the wake of Pearl Harbor, Stephen K. Bannon, senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said. “Pearl Harbor, particularly for veterans, is a big day […]

Remember him? Obama blames Bush for rise of ISIL in final national security speech

Remember him? Obama blames Bush for rise of ISIL in final national security speech

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 President Barack Obama dusted off the “blame Bush” card one last time as, in his final national security address, he said former President George W. Bush and Iraq’s leaders were largely responsible for the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Most military officials and analysts believe […]

Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

Geostrategy-Direct: Panic in China at early signals from Trump administration

“China has been ripping the U.S. off left and right, and we are going to push back without any hesitation,” said Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate. As President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominee team takes shape, Beijing is beginning to panic over an imminent new reality: The new administration’s reaction against China will be swift […]

Trump’s selection of ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis wins high praise from key security specialists

Trump’s selection of ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis wins high praise from key security specialists

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 The man apparently selected as President-elect Donald Trump’s defense secretary is seen as a consummate outsider who vehemently opposed President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis is “the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have,” Trump said. Michael Ledeen, a onetime consultant to […]

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 British aircraft carriers will join freedom of navigation efforts in the South China Sea, the UK’s ambassador to the U.S. said on Dec. 1. “Certainly, as we bring our two new aircraft carriers onstream in 2020, and as we renew and update our defense forces, they will be seen […]

More tension in the Persian Gulf as Iran gunboat takes aim at U.S. helicopter

More tension in the Persian Gulf as Iran gunboat takes aim at U.S. helicopter

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2016 An Iranian gunboat pointed its loaded machine gun at a U.S. Navy helicopter flying over the Gulf of Hormuz on Nov. 25, U.S. defense officials said. In the latest of a series of incidents between Iranian and American forces in and around the Persian Gulf, the officials told Fox […]

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