EU unites against Trump and for Iran deal as key to saving ‘norproliferation architecture’

EU unites against Trump and for Iran deal as key to saving ‘norproliferation architecture’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty European Union foreign ministers have closed ranks in support of the Iran nuclear agreement, warning that U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to abandon the multinational accord jeopardize efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea. “At a time of acute nuclear […]

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites near Kirkuk

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites near Kirkuk

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Iraqi Army says government troops have moved toward Kurdish-held sites in the northern province of Kirkuk, capturing several installations from Kurdish fighters. The military said on October 16 that pro-government forces took control of roads and infrastructure, including a military base, an airport, and an […]

U.S. forces in Korea begin evacuation exercises for family members

U.S. forces in Korea begin evacuation exercises for family members

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2017 An annual training exercise for U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) will this year include drills for evacuating service members and their families should war break out on the Korean Peninsula. The annual Courageous Channel training exercise, being held Oct. 16-20, will prepare service members and their families “to respond to […]

U.S.-led coalition says it will not support Iraqi or Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

U.S.-led coalition says it will not support Iraqi or Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

by WorldTribune Staff, October 16, 2017 The U.S.-led coalition said it will remain neutral and urged both sides to avoid escalating tensions amid reports that Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces exchanged fire near Kirkuk. The Peshmerga, a key coalition ally in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS) since 2014, said the Iraqi advancement in Kirkuk […]

New U.S. Afghan strategy fails to recognize Taliban’s theocratic ideology, critics say

New U.S. Afghan strategy fails to recognize Taliban’s theocratic ideology, critics say

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 The United States is inviting a “permanent jihad” by ignoring the ideological origins of the Taliban’s threat, critics of the Afghan strategy of the last two administrations say. The Trump administration’s new strategy for what has become the longest war in U.S. history calls for additional troops and training […]

Duty, honor, communism: Open letter to West Point graduates slams ‘embrace of mediocrity’

Duty, honor, communism: Open letter to West Point graduates slams ‘embrace of mediocrity’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2017 ” ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ — those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, […]

Running with the nuclear football: Is acting crazy the best way to deal with Kim Jong-Un?

Running with the nuclear football: Is acting crazy the best way to deal with Kim Jong-Un?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Donald Trump at times engages in such flights of rhetorical fancy that a lot of people think he’s crazy or anyway unpredictable. How can you be sure of a president who talks about destroying North Korea, who holds out “the military option” ― but professes to want to avoid […]

Dangerous linkage: Iran will act on lessons learned from U.S.-North Korea showdown

Dangerous linkage: Iran will act on lessons learned from U.S.-North Korea showdown

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct After vowing at the United Nations to “completely destroy” North Korea if necessary and following that verbal brinksmanship with the harshest economic sanctions ever imposed by the United States government, President Donald Trump has set U.S. policy on a seemingly inevitable collision course with the Hermit Kingdom. […]

China scrambles fighter jets as U.S. destroyer sails near disputed islands

China scrambles fighter jets as U.S. destroyer sails near disputed islands

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2017 The Pentagon said a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer on Oct. 10 carried out a freedom-of-navigation operation near islands claimed by China in South China Sea. U.S. defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the USS Chafee carried out normal maneuvering operations that challenged “excessive maritime claims” […]

IRGC threatens missile strike on U.S. forces in Mideast as Iran nuclear deal decision nears

IRGC threatens missile strike on U.S. forces in Mideast as Iran nuclear deal decision nears

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has suggested that U.S. military forces in the Middle East could be in danger of an Iranian missile attack if Washington imposes new sanctions against Teheran. Jafari’s comments on October 8 follow several media reports saying that […]

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