Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

Collision? Ramming of the USS Fitzgerald has raised serious questions, few answers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 Delayed and distorted reporting from authorities and the media of the “collision” between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship raise questions about what transpired in the sea off the coast of Japan in the early morning hours of June 17. The incident “still being misreported as a […]

Russia warns it will target U.S. fighters after F-18 downs Syrian warplane

Russia warns it will target U.S. fighters after F-18 downs Syrian warplane

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 A day after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane, Russia on June 19 warned that it would target any U.S.-led coalition jets and drones that are discovered “west of the Euphrates River.” On June 18, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 after […]

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

Sleeping sailors on U.S. destroyer had little time to react after collision near Japan

by WorldTribune Staff, June 18, 2017 The bodies of seven U.S. sailors were recovered after the USS Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship on Saturday around 2:20 a.m. in the sea off Japan, reports said. The seven sailors didn’t make it out of the berthing area, the Navy said. […]

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Helmut Kohl, 87: Architect of German reunification, U.S. friend

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thirty years ago this week in 1987, President Ronald Reagan visiting Berlin, made his famous challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall.” Alongside the American President stood German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. A few years earlier I met Helmut Kohl campaigning in his native Rheinland. Kohl, […]

Iran boat beams laser at U.S. helicopter over Strait of Hormuz

Iran boat beams laser at U.S. helicopter over Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2017 An Iranian missile boat shined a laser at a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter flying over the Strait of Hormuz on June 13 in what the U.S. military called an “unsafe and unprofessional” action. The Iranian vessel also turned its spotlight on two Navy ships that the helicopter was accompanying […]

Mattis delivers warning on North Korea crisis; Drone spied on THAAD installation

Mattis delivers warning on North Korea crisis; Drone spied on THAAD installation

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2017 North Korea’s ongoing pursuit of weapons of mass destruction is a “clear and present danger to all,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Because of the fast pace of its development of those weapons, the Kim Jong-Un regime represents the most urgent threat to peace and security in the […]

Combat ready? Critics say gay lobby, Obama holdovers still empowered at Pentagon

Combat ready? Critics say gay lobby, Obama holdovers still empowered at Pentagon

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2017 Conservatives, hoping a Trump administration would focus on combat readiness for the military over “social change within the ranks,” are disappointed that the Defense Department continues to sponsor Obama-era gay pride celebrations. The DoD hosted a gay pride celebration at the Pentagon on June 12, an event that began […]

Syrian media claim ISIS leader killed in artillery strike

Syrian media claim ISIS leader killed in artillery strike

by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported by Syrian media to have been killed on June 10 in a U.S.-lead coalition artillery strike. Syrian state television said the terror group’s leader, the world’s most wanted terrorist, was killed in an artillery strike on the group’s headquarters in […]

Peace through hot air: Talking in circles at the ‘Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity’

Peace through hot air: Talking in circles at the ‘Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk JEJU ― Gary Samore of the Belfer Center at Harvard, formerly with the Obama administration, suggested at the annual Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity that resolution of North Korea’s nukes-and-missiles program may be insoluble. That sense weighs heavily on policy-makers in Seoul and Washington. How can Koreans and […]

Londonistan is the future: PC paralysis in the West will never stop radical Islam

Londonistan is the future: PC paralysis in the West will never stop radical Islam

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Islamic terrorist attack in London represents the future. This is what happens when a nation allows unlimited immigration and Muslim extremism to take root. Multicultural Britain is no match for radical Islam. Like a Trojan horse, the invading enemy has entered within. On Saturday night, Islamists rampaged at […]

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