Benghazi e-mail finally answers the basic questions: Who knew what, when?

Benghazi e-mail finally answers the basic questions: Who knew what, when?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The pieces of the Benghazi puzzle are falling into place and the conclusions are damning: America’s intelligence community, our leading military commanders and then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta knew within fifteen minutes of the commencement of hostilities on Sept. 11, 2012 that the American compound in Libya was attacked […]

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

The strategic roots of the U.S. ‘defeat’ of Sept. 10, 2013

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There should be no ambiguity: the U.S. and the West suffered a transformative strategic reversal on Sept. 10, 2013, and Russia and Iran each separately made substantial strategic gains and consolidation as a consequence. But the pivotal decision of Sept. 10 by President Barack Obama […]

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

End game: The former community organizer, the former KGB agent and Saddam’s missing WMD

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — We are witnessing an intense geopolitical chess game over Syria. The players: Barack Obama, President of the United States, former Senator, and Chicago community organizer versus Vladmir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and former Soviet KGB intelligence operative. Moscow has just made a move which appears to have […]

America is in danger of going rogue under Obama

America is in danger of going rogue under Obama

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of plunging America into another war. Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, however, bombing Syria would trigger a regional conflagration — one that potentially could lead to a global war. World War I began in Sarajevo. World War III may start in Syria. Hyperbole? In 1914, Europe […]

Serious Syria: Shale oil’s global revolution, a weak NATO and the crisis that’s not going away

Serious Syria: Shale oil’s global revolution, a weak NATO and the crisis that’s not going away

Sol W. Sanders   President Barrack Obama’s sudden volte-face on a strike against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad has only put on hold the enormous stakes in the crisis’ ultimate outcome. In one of those curious turns of history, an ugly, bloody, little conflict in an always fragile, volatile, artificial nation-state created in […]

Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack

Mounting evidence raises questions about Syrian chemical weapon attack

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs There is a growing volume of new evidence from numerous sources in the Middle East — mostly affiliated with the Syrian opposition and its sponsors and supporters — which makes a very strong case, based on solid circumstantial evidence, that the Aug. 21 chemical […]

Reacting to Hayden interview, Huawei tells U.S. to ‘just shut up’

Reacting to Hayden interview, Huawei tells U.S. to ‘just shut up’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei issued a statement hours after a former U.S. senior intelligence official confirmed that Huawei had indeed spied for the Chinese government. Gen. Michael Hayden [Ret], former director of the CIA and NSA, a highly respected professional intelligence official in the West, told the […]

U.S. in the Mideast: From a stabilizing to a destabilizing influence

U.S. in the Mideast: From a stabilizing to a destabilizing influence

Sol W. Sanders   The Obama administration’s Middle East policies – it would be foolhardy to call them “strategy” – would be ludicrous were they not so threatening to American interests, regional and world stability. The latest permutation is Washington’s position against the Egyptian military and its satellite, hopefully provisional, civilian government. Washington’s insistence that […]

Surveying the damage one man did to U.S. intelligence

Surveying the damage one man did to U.S. intelligence

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey In the past few weeks media attention has been fixed on royal babies, and the saga of Edward Snowden, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), the U.S. organization that engages in the interception of communications of potential sources of important intelligence. Purportedly Snowden released information about […]

Two years later, Congress to investigate the crash that killed members of SEAL Team Six

Two years later, Congress to investigate the crash that killed members of SEAL Team Six

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto At last, there will be a congressional inquiry into the strange circumstances surrounding the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan in August 2011, which resulted in the deaths of 30 American service members and 8 Afghans, including elite troops from Navy SEAL Team Six, the contingent who killed Osama bin […]

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