Sen. Duckworth continues hold on more than 1,000 military promotions

Sen. Duckworth continues hold on more than 1,000 military promotions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2020 Democrat Sen. Tammy Duckworth is continuing her hold on more than 1,000 military promotions because the Department of Defense has not promoted Alexander Vindman, a star witness in the Democrats’ partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump. Last week, Duckworth announced she would block Senate confirmation of 1,123 senior military […]

U.S. foils rocket attack on embassy in Baghdad after explosions in Iran

U.S. foils rocket attack on embassy in Baghdad after explosions in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2020 A Patriot missile battery intercepted a rocket targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday, reports say. The rocket fell inside the Green Zone, the center of the international presence in the Iraqi capital, Al Arabiya reported. The U.S. government has blamed pro-Iranian militias for a series of rocket […]

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Korea’s ‘forgotten war’, which never ended, holds key to future Asian peace

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Seventy years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean troops attacked South Korea launching an unexpected military blitz.  Kim Il-Sung’s communists had as their aim the forcible reunification of the divided Korean peninsula, itself a recent legacy of Japan’s defeat in WWII. The South was stunned and Seoul, […]

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

Increased U.S. spy flights over South China Sea as PLA steps up invasion drills

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2020 The United States Air Force has increased reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea amid China’s ongoing military drills which are reportedly simulating an invasion of Taiwan. Three U.S. aircraft — a P-8A Poseidon, an RC-135, and a C-17A Globemaster III — were observed heading toward the South China […]

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Forgotten conflict: The Korean War, 70 years on, in photos

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty June 25, 2020 By Amos Chapple Photographs tell the story of a “forgotten war” that began 70 years ago and has never formally ended. At the close of World War II, the Korean Peninsula was occupied by Soviet troops in the north and U.S. forces in […]

President Trump at West Point: ‘What matters most is that which is permanent, timeless, enduring, and eternal’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler In a surprisingly understated but inspirational address to the cadets on the historic Parade Field, President Donald Trump spoke to the graduating class of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. But the remarks to 1,100 newly minted second lieutenants in the U.S. Army was not a call […]

In warning to China, U.S. deploys three carrier groups simultaneously in the Pacific

In warning to China, U.S. deploys three carrier groups simultaneously in the Pacific

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2020 Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups are currently deployed in the Indo-Pacific, a news service report said. The USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group, previously sidelined due to COVID-19, is operating in the Philippine Sea near Guam; the USS Nimitz strike group is in the Pacific off the U.S. West […]

China exploited virus outbreak on U.S. aircraft carrier; USS Theodore Roosevelt back at sea

China exploited virus outbreak on U.S. aircraft carrier; USS Theodore Roosevelt back at sea

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2020 The USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was sidelined for nearly two months after a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier, is back at sea. On May 21, the Navy Times reported that the carrier had returned to sea for training in preparation for a resumption of duty in the Pacific. […]

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Recalling the spirit of sacrifice, yes sacrifice, that made this nation great

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 24, 2020 By John McNabb How time flies! I remember a great friend Bob Pascal, an All American football player at Duke, asking me years ago “John, where did the time go?” His was a rhetorical question but a deeply meaningful expression of life’s journey. Some of my heroes were not […]

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

U.S. Navy operates ships in Barents Sea for first time in decades as Russia increases Arctic capabilities

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Four U.S. Navy ships and a British Royal Navy frigate entered the Barents Sea north of Russia on May 4 to conduct Arctic security operations, the Pentagon said. The move is the first time U.S. Navy surface vessels have entered the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s. […]

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