Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

Trump, Erodgan negotiate ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2019 Amid recent tension over the fate of American-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria, U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 14 discussed the creation of a “security zone” in north Syria. Trump and Erdogan, in a telephone conversation, “discussed the idea of creating a security […]

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Is perfect storm headed for the Taiwan Straits?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — While the world is looking elsewhere and transfixed on the whirling Washington Merry-go-Round, a perfect political storm is brewing in East Asia. Unpredictable winds are gathering over the Chinese Mainland. The epicenter is the Zhongnanhai compound near Beijing’s once Forbidden City, as leader Xi Jinping […]

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

‘Cause and effect mission’: Bolton ties Syria withdrawal to Turkey’s restraint

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 6, 2019 Turkey must commit to not target U.S.-backed Kurdish forces before American troops are pulled from Syria, national security adviser John Bolton said on Jan. 6. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw U.S. troops is a “cause and effect mission” that […]

Bolton to discuss Syria, Iran on trip to Turkey and Israel

Bolton to discuss Syria, Iran on trip to Turkey and Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — U.S. national security adviser John Bolton says he will travel to Israel and Turkey to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and how Washington and its allies intend to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” in the region. In a tweet posted on Jan. […]

Poll of veterans back Trump on military decisions

Poll of veterans back Trump on military decisions

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 3, 2019 An overwhelming majority of U.S. military veterans interviewed for a new poll support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Iraq and most also back the president’s decision to deploy troops to the border with Mexico. […]

GREATEST HITS, 8: Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

GREATEST HITS, 8: Benghazi hero suspended by Twitter after tweet criticizing Obama

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 Barack Obama re-entered the political arena in a Sept. 7 speech in Illinois where the former president bashed his successor, attempted to take credit for President Donald Trump’s economy, and slammed Benghazi “conspiracy theories.” “The politics of division and […]

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises when he announced on Dec. 19 that American troops would withdraw from Syria. In short order Republican senators Lindsay Graham and Bob Corker called the decision a […]

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

GREATEST HITS, 14: FBI informant finally testifies on Clinton-Uranium One ties

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 In written testimony to three congressional committees, an FBI informant said that, amid Moscow’s pursuit of the Uranium One deal, Russian nuclear officials earmarked millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation around the same time then-Secretary of State Hillary […]

2 years of Trump: Personal foibles? Yes; Policy success? More so

2 years of Trump: Personal foibles? Yes; Policy success? More so

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey President Donald Trump’s administration has been characterized by personal failings and policy successes. Donald J. Trump has been president of the United States for almost two years. He is currently beset with multiple problems having to do with his […]

Chinese deal may change U.S. Navy ops at Israel’s port in Haifa

Chinese deal may change U.S. Navy ops at Israel’s port in Haifa

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2018 A Chinese company with close ties to the communist government will assume control of the civilian port in Israel’s largest port city in 2021. The move has prompted the U.S. to reconsider its joint military operations with Israel at the port and leading Israel’s national security cabinet to revisit […]

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