What is AUKUS and why are the Chinese, the North Koreans and the French all so upset?

What is AUKUS and why are the Chinese, the North Koreans and the French all so upset?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The acronym AUKUS, when you try to pronounce it, sounds like some weird wild animal, an AUKUS. The initials stand for Australia, U.K., U.S., but to the North Koreans and their Chinese masters,they might as well spell the exotic name of one of those strange beasts that only inhabits […]

It’s a Taliban world: UN General Assembly convenes amid refugee, COVID crises

It’s a Taliban world: UN General Assembly convenes amid refugee, COVID crises

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Presidents, Prime Ministers, Potentates and Kings will converge in New York for the 76th session of the UN General assembly.  The annual meeting and debate among the UN’s 193 member states is nonetheless still shadowed by the clouds of the COVID pandemic as well as the deteriorating global […]

‘What if’ questions: Nov. 22, 1963, Sept. 11, 2001 and right now

‘What if’ questions: Nov. 22, 1963, Sept. 11, 2001 and right now

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Millions remember exactly what they were doing when first hearing about awful events. The day John F. Kennedy was shot, November 22, 1963, I’d been sleeping after an overnight shift for a newspaper in New York. For some reason, I had to call about paying a parking ticket. The […]

20 years later: The ‘Legion of the Silent’ are gone; Team Biden surrenders to terrorists

20 years later: The ‘Legion of the Silent’ are gone; Team Biden surrenders to terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  We all remember with sheer disbelief watching the unfolding horror and the realization that “it could happen here.” We all remember and vowed to never forget the Al Qaida terrorist attacks on America, and as importantly, ensure that […]

After Afghanistan, a nightmare scenario for South Korea

After Afghanistan, a nightmare scenario for South Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk This nightmare scenario comes to mind: the Chinese have invaded South Korea in the name of the North Koreans, who are sort of an auxiliary force, and the wobbly, weak-kneed American president decides the South Koreans can fight on their own with no American troops, no U.S. air or […]

Afghanistan, September 1, 2021: Dust settling on disaster

Afghanistan, September 1, 2021: Dust settling on disaster

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The dust is now settling on an unmitigated military disaster and a stinging political humiliation for the United States’ standing in the world. The unfolding Afghan fiasco confronts Washington policymakers with complicated Rubik’s cube choices in the wake of Kabul’s collapse.  The Biden Administration’s next moves will affect […]

Afghanistan: Politics trumped competence

Afghanistan: Politics trumped competence

Special to WorldTribune.com By John McNabb The Afghanistan nightmare has just begun. Americans I know, love and respect have one question: How could this be happening in late August 2021? I have some insights based on personal experiences after my combat flying tours during the Vietnam War. But first we must look to the desk […]

Who signed off on Bagram? The hinge of fate

Who signed off on Bagram? The hinge of fate

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The warning flags were clearly there but Team Biden chose not to heed them. A top secret State Department Memo in mid-July, cited by the Wall Street Journal, signaled swift advances of  the Taliban and the impending collapse of the Afghan military. Nobody seemed to notice? Let’s offer […]

Sound of silence: No answers as Left destroys nation it claims to govern

Sound of silence: No answers as Left destroys nation it claims to govern

Special to WorldTribune.com By John McNabb Sleepy Joe Biden has been in office for eight months and the United States is trapped in self-induced quicksand. I have sounded the alarm in earlier columns, but the time has come for all to demand answers from both parties and their media which serves as a sound system […]

Biden’s end game: Afghanistan’s Saigon scenario triggered by ‘appalling incompetence’

Biden’s end game: Afghanistan’s Saigon scenario triggered by ‘appalling incompetence’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — Sadly, we have seen this movie before. In the Spring of 1975, the collapse of South Vietnam coming to crescendo with the fall of Saigon indelibly marking a generation. Cities like Pleiku, Danang and Hue in this contemporary saga are Kunduz, Kandahar and Herat.  Now with […]

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