Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Trump takes new actions, short of war, to ‘maximize pressure’ on North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. has opened a bold new assault on North Korea’s nuclear-and-missile program with a one-two punch designating the North as a “state sponsor of terror” and then imposing new sanctions. Analysts doubt if these measures will result in immediate capitulation of the regime of Kim Jong-Un to give […]

‘Tsunami of cocaine’ entering U.S. due to production surge, lack of ‘operational capabilities’ to interdict

‘Tsunami of cocaine’ entering U.S. due to production surge, lack of ‘operational capabilities’ to interdict

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2017 Cocaine is flooding into the U.S. via container ships, fishing boats, special drug-running fast boats, aircraft, and submarines, the director of a counter drug unit based in Key West, Florida said. The United States lacks the “operational capabilities” to stop the massive amounts of cocaine that are being smuggled […]

Trump’s Reaganesque speech in Seoul: ‘Tale of one people, but two Koreas’

Trump’s Reaganesque speech in Seoul: ‘Tale of one people, but two Koreas’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald’s Trump’s whirlwind trip to East Asia was fraught with both promise and peril; the promise of expanding commercial alliances and reinforcing military alliances, and the peril of confronting North Korea’s ominous nuclear threat. In Seoul, South Korea’s bustling and free capital, the […]

Disunited front in Beijing: Corruption czar toppled, Xi rises, dissident silenced

Disunited front in Beijing: Corruption czar toppled, Xi rises, dissident silenced

The state media in Beijing contrasts “stability” in communist China with the political “chaos” across the Pacific in the U.S. Behind the elaborate staging for President Trump’s visit, a vicious power struggle has broken out into the open, held in check only by the censoring of a wealthy, well-informed dissident who could only be silenced […]

Fog, policy divide prevented a shoulder-to-shoulder stand at DMZ

Fog, policy divide prevented a shoulder-to-shoulder stand at DMZ

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk At least Donald Trump gave it a shot. He really wanted to make it up to Panmunjom but was turned back by the weather. For most visitors, the fog that hung over the line between North and South Korea would not have been too much for a beautiful U.S. […]

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 NATO said it will add 3,000 troops at the start of 2018 to its mission to train Afghanistan’s army. According to a Nov. 7 report by Reuters, the new personnel will not have a combat role but NATO hopes the troops can train the Afghan army and its newly-formed […]

Trump in Asia will find ‘daylight’ between U.S. and South Korea policies for Pyongyang

Trump in Asia will find ‘daylight’ between U.S. and South Korea policies for Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk President Donald Trump faces obstacles when he gets to Seoul next week that have nothing to do with unruly mobs trying to shout loudly enough over mega-loudspeakers for him to hear them across rows of policemen in body armor. No doubt Trump’s handlers will come up with the proper […]

Report: China practiced bombing attacks against Guam

Report: China practiced bombing attacks against Guam

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2017 Chinese warplanes are testing U.S. air defense identification zones and have flown bombers near the U.S. territory of Guam, U.S. military officials said, according to an Oct. 31 report by Defense News. Chinese H-6K “Badger” bombers upgraded with 1,000-mile-range air launched cruise missiles are “practicing attacks on Guam,” the […]

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

WorldTribune , October 31, 2017 Following is President Donald Trump’s statement released by the White House on Oct. 30: Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in […]

Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 The United States would not have needed troops in Niger had then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration helped to cut off the terrorist threat in that country when they had the chance, a foreign policy analyst with direct knowledge of the situation wrote. “American troops are […]

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