Gen. Dunford: China’s militarization of islands, which it pledged not to do, is done deal

Gen. Dunford: China’s militarization of islands, which it pledged not to do, is done deal

FPI / June 9, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com China has slowed down its military buildup in the South China Sea not because it has had a change of heart but because it believes its work is done, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Beijing clearly “walked away” from a commitment it made to […]

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Dreams of democracy: China and South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The vision of a brave new world in China three decades ago was captivating, exhilarating proof at last that democracy could prevail in an outpouring of revulsion over Communist dictatorship. Alas, it was not to be. The hypnotic image of reform, of the forces of right defeating evil, yielded […]

Did D-Day heroes die for U.S. open borders?

Did D-Day heroes die for U.S. open borders?

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Trump rightly commemorated the sacrifices of American soldiers on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, U.S. forces, along with British and Canadian soldiers, launched an historic invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe on the beaches of Normandy, France. Their bravery and valor will live on forever, […]

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Tiananmen, 1989: China’s Orwellian rulers have sought to airbrush this horror from history

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We all remember where we were when the Tiananmen Square crackdown occurred.  I recall a Friday evening episode of the TV program “Dallas” being interrupted as the news switched live to Beijing.   Moments later Chinese police forced their way into the CBS News transmission trailer […]

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Transcending the politics of historic hostilities for strategic goals

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― President Trump’s visit to Japan carries a message for South Korea as much as anywhere else. It’s time to call a halt to outpourings of anti-Japanese sentiment. That’s not to say South Koreans should bury their bitterness over the decades of Japanese rule, the slaughter of Koreans […]

U.S., Persian Gulf allies step up coordination against stealth attacks tied to Iran

U.S., Persian Gulf allies step up coordination against stealth attacks tied to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, May 30, 2019 The United States and key Middle East allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates stepped up pressure on Iran, warning against any attacks and taking measures to bolster cooperation to counter Teheran’s regional activities. The actions and comments on May 29 came […]

Disinformation? Hong Kong report cites ‘military source’ on trade war’s impact

Disinformation? Hong Kong report cites ‘military source’ on trade war’s impact

FPI / May 30, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com By Richard Fisher In a May 26 article in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP), veteran military issue correspondent Minnie Chan reported that China’s current conventional-powered aircraft carrier, complete with combat aircraft, cost about 50 billion Chinese Yuan, or about US$ 7.2 billion. This compares to about $14 […]

Libya festers: North African storm rising

Libya festers: North African storm rising

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Widening conflict is brewing in Libya, the North African country wracked by civil strife and embroiled in political chaos. Caught in this vortex of warring militias, human traffickers, and a weak internationally-backed government of sorts, remains a beleaguered UN effort to bring a political solution […]

Stop the baseless harassment of the U.S. president: Impeach Pelosi

Stop the baseless harassment of the U.S. president: Impeach Pelosi

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has crossed a line from which there is no return: she must be driven out of office. Following a House, Senate and Special Counsel investigation that concluded President Donald Trump was lawfully elected in 2016 and did not conspire with Russia to steal the election, […]

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice that made this nation great

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice that made this nation great

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 27, 2019 By John McNabb The following Memorial Day reflection, was originally published on May 28, 2018. When I think about this day, I think about something of a rarity in our country today — sacrifice. America today is all about “me”. The politicians and bureaucrats, celebrities, social justice warriors, identity […]