Turns out the U.S. may not be able to afford Korean War II

Turns out the U.S. may not be able to afford Korean War II

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― A lot of people here, from right to left politically, think war on the Korean peninsula is imminent. Kim Jong-Un, they say, is eager to order a seventh nuclear test as well as test shots of intercontinental ballistic missiles. And would not President Trump love to stage […]

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Russia welcomes Tillerson’s offer of talks ‘without pre-conditions’ with North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Moscow has welcomed a new U.S. offer of talks with North Korea, with senior Russian officials calling it constructive and the “only correct approach” to tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. The Russian remarks on December 13 came after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered […]

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to Syria, declaring victory and ordering the Russian military to start withdrawing a “significant portion” of its forces from the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation. “I order the defense minister and the head of the general staff to […]

U.S., S. Korea, Japan stage drill to track N. Korean missiles

U.S., S. Korea, Japan stage drill to track N. Korean missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2017 The U.S., South Korea and Japan on Dec. 11 began joint exercises in waters near the Korean peninsula aimed at tracking missiles from North Korea, Seoul’s Defense Ministry said. “During the drill, Aegis warships from each country will simulate detecting and tracking down potential ballistic missiles from the North […]

Has CIA report set the countdown clock for Korean War II?

Has CIA report set the countdown clock for Korean War II?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The CIA has struck alarm bells here with a top-secret report to President Trump telling him he has just three months to stop North Korea from having the ability to fire a nuclear warhead at the United States. The report has deepened the bitter divide between hawks […]

B-1B, F-22s join ‘rapid response’ Korean exercise in show of force

B-1B, F-22s join ‘rapid response’ Korean exercise in show of force

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2017 The United States brought its top guns to the show on Dec. 6 as it dispatched at least one B-1B bomber and several F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to a major joint exercise with South Korea. In an unprecedented show of force amid ongoing provocations by North Korea, the […]

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Times have changed: A multilateral NATO-type alliance now makes more sense in Asia

Special to WorldTribune , December 6, 2017 By Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution Last week marks the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China. The historic mutual defense treaty, signed on Dec. 2, 1954 in Washington, provided an ironclad guarantee to […]

Reassessing George H. W. Bush: How the ‘Washington Compromise’ undermined the Reagan Revolution

Reassessing George H. W. Bush: How the ‘Washington Compromise’ undermined the Reagan Revolution

Special to WorldTribune, December 4, 2017 By Joseph Churba The following excerpt is from ‘The Washington Compromise‘ by the late Dr. Joseph Churba, University Press, 1995. The Republican National Convention was held in Detroit on July 14-17, 1980. With Reagan’s candidacy assured, the only remaining question befell the choice of running mate. Henry Kissinger, hoping […]

26 years ago, this strategist urged a U.S. preemptive strike on North Korea

26 years ago, this strategist urged a U.S. preemptive strike on North Korea

by Robert Morton, WorldTribune, December 4, 2017 On Nov. 25, 1991, a Brooklyn-born intelligence expert of Syrian Jewish descent rattled a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing with his proposed response to the emerging North Korean nuclear threat. After being challenged he responded with a warning that now, 36 years later, seems eerily prophetic. While other […]

Countdown to war? Sirens in Hawaii as new U.S.-S. Korea exercise rehearses for the real thing

Countdown to war? Sirens in Hawaii as new U.S.-S. Korea exercise rehearses for the real thing

by WorldTribune Staff, December 3, 2017 Five days after North Korea carried out its latest test of an ICBM, the U.S. and South Korea on Dec. 3 began massive joint war games seen as a rehearsal for a full-scale war with Pyongyang. U.S. President Donald Trump warned he would “take care” of North Korea following […]

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