Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Starting March 1, more than 320,000 military personnel from the United States and South Korea have been conducting the largest military exercise in recent memory. The drill, which will last 2 months ending on April 30, takes place at a time of extreme danger and uncertainty. North Korea has revved […]

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

America first? Setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit with Donald Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping will make an official visit to Washington, DC, perhaps as soon as April 2017, and it is being planned as a “muscular” demonstration of Beijing’s status, overshadowing all other Asian influences. The PRC team believes […]

U.S. envoy warns any ISIS militants left in Mosul will ‘die’

U.S. envoy warns any ISIS militants left in Mosul will ‘die’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State (ISIS) fighters in Mosul says any militants left in the Iraqi city will die. Brett McGurk made the remarks on March 12 as Iraqi forces recaptured a third of western Mosul and cut off the last road […]

South Korean intelligence plot to purchase Peace Prize targeted the international media

South Korean intelligence plot to purchase Peace Prize targeted the international media

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Following is the fifth excerpt from a book by WorldTribune and Geostrategy-Direct columnist Donald Kirk and the Korean author Kim Ki-Sam, “How South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung bought his Peace Prize and financed Kim Jong-Il’s nuclear program”. While the governments of South Korea and the United States helped suppress publication […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

The speech that led to the Korean War: Forget the ‘schism’ between Beijing and Pyongyang

The speech that led to the Korean War: Forget the ‘schism’ between Beijing and Pyongyang

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution, March 10, 2017 On Jan. 12 1950, Secretary of State Dean Acheson gave a well-crafted speech at the National Press Club, a speech which has lived in infamy since its delivery, still haunting the U.S. and its allies in the Asia and Pacific region in general […]

U.S. deploys new troops to Syria in fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa

U.S. deploys new troops to Syria in fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty About 400 additional U.S. forces have been temporarily deployed to Syria with heavy artillery in preparation for a fight to oust the extremist group Islamic State (IS) from its self-declared headquarters in the northern city of Raqqa. U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for […]

War? Explosive tensions are mounting on the Korean peninsula

War? Explosive tensions are mounting on the Korean peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Suddenly the outlook for keeping the peace on the Korean peninsula has taken an alarming turn for the worse. We’ve long been accustomed to the threat of Korean War II, but now it’s looking like more than a scary mirage. China is up in arms over the arrival of […]

Turkey, Russia, U.S. military chiefs hold talks on fight against ISIS

Turkey, Russia, U.S. military chiefs hold talks on fight against ISIS

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The chiefs of staff of the Turkish, Russian, and U.S. militaries are meeting in southern Turkey, amid progress made by a U.S.-led coalition in pushing Islamic State (IS) militants out of Syria. Hulusi Akar, Joseph Dunford, and Valery Gerasimov are likely to discuss in Antalya the […]

The greatest scandal of our time: Did a sitting American president spy on his successor?

The greatest scandal of our time: Did a sitting American president spy on his successor?

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Former President Barack Obama needs to be investigated. Forget the phony media narrative of President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. The real story is that Obama monitored and spied on Trump. It is the greatest scandal of our time. Over the weekend, Trump issued a barrage of tweets. He […]