From post-Trump exhilaration to panic: Ukraine War changes Europe’s views on defense

From post-Trump exhilaration to panic: Ukraine War changes Europe’s views on defense

by WorldTribune Staff, April 15, 2022 During the previous U.S. administration, Western European countries resisted President Donald Trump’s appeals to increase their defense budgets. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Norway, Sweden and Finland have all announced they would indeed increase their defense spending, David Isaac noted in an April […]

Russia again rebuked by UN, NATO; Ukraine faces ‘Syria scenario’

Russia again rebuked by UN, NATO; Ukraine faces ‘Syria scenario’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The second salvo of diplomatic condemnation slammed into Russia as the UN General Assembly once again soundly and overwhelmingly condemned Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. The first Assembly vote came a few weeks ago condemning the Russian invasion; the second rebuke focused on the humanitarian catastrophe caused by Vladimir […]

Gay, Godless, conservative? NATO soft power’s hard consequences

Gay, Godless, conservative? NATO soft power’s hard consequences

Special to WorldTribune, March 23, 2022 Analysis by Eric Clary American conservatism is truly in disarray and nothing has demonstrated this more effectively than the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Since the Russian “invasion” began, Conservative Inc quickly reverted from America First populism to muh “freedom” for Ukraine sloganeering. But before heartland conservatives join, support, or enlist in […]

Ukraine crisis — Brinksmanship to blitzkrieg to . . . ?

Ukraine crisis — Brinksmanship to blitzkrieg to . . . ?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Vladimir Putin has rolled the dice. And now he has moved militarily on Ukraine. Significantly, shortly after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Putin began his dismemberment of Ukraine in the Donbas then Crimea. Washington watched but did little. It appears that the Russian despot is following the same […]

Putin responds to Biden with threat of deploying tactical nukes to Ukraine border

Putin responds to Biden with threat of deploying tactical nukes to Ukraine border

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2021 During his call with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin last week, Joe Biden outlined the economic sanctions he said the West would impose if Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Putin demanded that NATO halt its eastward expansion and not offer membership in NATO to Ukraine and Georgia. Now the Kremlin is […]

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 […]

European funk: Commissioned poll finds ‘crisis of confidence’ with U.S., EU

European funk: Commissioned poll finds ‘crisis of confidence’ with U.S., EU

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler European majorities seem troubled and deeply disillusioned over the ongoing COVID pandemic, which has turned into a crisis of confidence in the European Union, and equally stirred lingering doubts about the United States as a partner and ally. This gloomy assessment is reflected in a current poll which […]

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Afghanistan’s forever war may finally be ending.  President Joe Biden announced the impending troop pullout from the South Asian country amid largely but not universal bi-partisan support for ending a conflict which started in the wake of Al Qaida’s terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, 2001. Referring to […]

‘America is back’ in ‘transatlantic alliance’ — Did we ever leave?

‘America is back’ in ‘transatlantic alliance’ — Did we ever leave?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler “I’m sending a clear message to the world: America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back,” President Joe Biden affirmed to a high level assembly of European leaders.  I didn’t realize we had left. “The transatlantic alliance is a strong foundation, the strong foundation, on which our collective […]

After troops reduction, Trump says U.S. won’t be Germany’s ‘suckers anymore’

After troops reduction, Trump says U.S. won’t be Germany’s ‘suckers anymore’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2020 President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he was shifting 12,000 troops out of Germany to other NATO allies and stateside. Trump said he would reconsider his position if Germany begins “paying their bills.” U.S. troops are “there to protect Europe,” the president said. “They’re there to protect Germany, […]

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