Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Sworn statement by Green Beret delivers blistering indictment of U.S. Afghanistan command

Special to WorldTribune.com A U.S. Army Green Beret said a “profound lack of strategy” has plagued the 14-year war effort in Afghanistan. “The enemy operates with impunity throughout the country due to our relentless commitment to avoid principled strategy and decision-making processes,” the Special Forces soldier says in a sworn statement, according to a report […]

Survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by wide margin

Survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by wide margin

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. military personnel prefer Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin, according to a 2016 election survey by Military Times. Trump garnered 54 percent compared to Clinton’s 25 percent in a survey of 951 active-duty service members. More than one in five troops said they’d rather not vote […]

Star of ISIL execution video killed by U.S. airstrike

Star of ISIL execution video killed by U.S. airstrike

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior leader for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) who had appeared in several of the terror group’s execution videos was killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Iraq on May 6, the Pentagon said. Abu Wahib, a top ISIL leader in Iraq’s Anbar province, and three other ISIL jihadists […]

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Special to WorldTribune.com In a case that analysts say bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email disaster, a Marine officer is facing dismissal for mishandling classified material on his computer. Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler is fighting the charges against him and has filed a complaint in federal court, saying that Marine generals unfairly singled […]

The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a teleprompter] was a failure in his effort to move to a more “presidential” persona. One […]

Report: U.S. commandos have killed 40 top ISIL operatives

Report: U.S. commandos have killed 40 top ISIL operatives

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. commandos have killed at least 40 senior operatives for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a report said. Defense officials told The Daily Beast that among those killed by U.S. special operations forces have been “external operations leaders, planners, and facilitators” involved in ISIL attacks from Brussels and Paris to […]

U.S. Sinai peacekeepers retreat to safety after ISIL attacks

U.S. Sinai peacekeepers retreat to safety after ISIL attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States has relocated more than 100 soldiers in Egypt after multiple attacks on their Sinai camp by jihadists affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Pentagon said the troops, part of the Multinational Force of Observers (MFO), were transferred about 300 miles south to a more secure […]

U.S. used Israeli tactic to evacuate civilians before attack on ISIL

U.S. used Israeli tactic to evacuate civilians before attack on ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States took a page straight out of the Israeli playbook when it recently launched a “knock operation” to warn civilians of an impending airstrike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) target. The U.S. put the tactic to use during an April 5 strike on an ISIL financial […]

Report: U.S. challenged China, 12 other nations on navigation rights in 2015

Report: U.S. challenged China, 12 other nations on navigation rights in 2015

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States carried out “freedom of navigation” operations against China and 12 other countries last year, the Pentagon reported on April 25. China’s sovereignty claims and military buildup in the South China Sea were the main focus of the missions and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Navy would continue […]

Commander in Chief Obama’s lone military victory: A liberalized Pentagon

Commander in Chief Obama’s lone military victory: A liberalized Pentagon

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. military is more prepared than ever – to fight climate change and allow soldiers to use their gender-identified restrooms. The liberalization of the Pentagon appears to be President Barack Obama’s lone battlefield victory and the nation’s military leaders, with the possible exception of the Marine Corps, are squarely behind him, […]