Korean Vortex: Reading the tea leaves

Korean Vortex: Reading the tea leaves

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The increasingly ballistic bluster pouring out from Pyongyang and threatening South Korea, Japan and the USA, with nuclear attacks has jolted East Asia into “paying attention.” Perhaps that’s the real intent of Kim Jong-Un, the new and untested Marxist monarch of the quaintly titled “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” […]

Russia cheers cancellation of U.S. missile defense for Central Europe

Russia cheers cancellation of U.S. missile defense for Central Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 15, the United States announced that a planned project to install missile interceptors in central Europe would be cancelled due to a new threat assessment. The project would have constituted the final phase of a comprehensive missile defense system in the region that Russia has […]

Behind Al Haig’s 1981 ‘I’m in control here’ statement

Behind Al Haig’s 1981 ‘I’m in control here’ statement

Special to WorldTribune.com By Greg Davis, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. — onetime U.S. Secretary of State, National Security Advisor to the U.S. President, Supreme Allied Commander-Europe (SACEUR), and more — died three years ago, but his legacy remains. An action he took on March 30, 1981, […]

Obama’s Alice-in-Wonderland foreign policy

Obama’s Alice-in-Wonderland foreign policy

Sol W. Sanders   That clanking and screeching you hear out of Washington, almost drowning out the caterwauling of the budget debate, is the Obama administration making a 180-degree turn on Pacific Ocean anti-missile defense. As usual with the cloying mainstream media, the significance of this complete reversal of strategy has been obfuscated at the […]

Ex-FBI agent: CIA nominee Brennan converted to Islam, visited holy sites

Ex-FBI agent: CIA nominee Brennan converted to Islam, visited holy sites

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA is said to have secretly converted to Islam in Saudi Arabia. A former FBI agent reported that CIA nominee John Brennan secretly converted to Islam between 1996 and 1999 when he served as CIA station chief in the Saudi capital of Riyad. […]

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

All the president’s men and the music that moves them

Wesley Pruden Barack Obama says he’s not a Muslim, but a Christian. That’s his business, between the president and God. The president clearly has a soft spot in his heart for Islam. He once described the call to evening prayer, which he first heard as a child in a Muslim school in Indonesia, as “one […]

Pyongyang poker: N. Korea ups the ante with the U.S., Japan, S. Korea and China

Pyongyang poker: N. Korea ups the ante with the U.S., Japan, S. Korea and China

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Shortly after the Security Council unanimously condemned the recent North Korean missile launch and demanded that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea abandon nuclear testing, Pyongyang’s rulers decided to up the political ante. They announced that they are on the verge of a third nuclear test and for good […]

Abe’s post-tsunami comeback strategy for Japan may add nuclear and military muscle

Abe’s post-tsunami comeback strategy for Japan may add nuclear and military muscle

Sol W. Sanders   Tokyo – Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is racing against time. His recent landslide victory was a vote against the fumbling incumbent Democratic Party of Japan, which was from its inception a collection of diametrically opposed ideological partners. It scooped up leftwing socialists and disgruntled conservatives who left Abe’s “government” […]

Obama’s security triplets: U.S. soft power may have unintended hard consequences

Obama’s security triplets: U.S. soft power may have unintended hard consequences

Sol W. Sanders   The President’s nominations for his second security cabinet – State, Defense and CIA – mark a break with America’s post-World War II strategies. Now that the first shoe has dropped, his nomination of favorites for the jobs, it remains to be seen what allies in Europe and Asia will make of […]

GREATEST HITS 2012: Tips from Al Qaida: How to start forest fires in the West

GREATEST HITS 2012: Tips from Al Qaida: How to start forest fires in the West

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Al Qaida has urged Muslims to torch forests as part of the Islamic war against the West. Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has called on followers to set fires in forests in enemy states as part of what the network termed holy war. AQAP, deemed the greatest threat to […]

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