Sources: U.S. military border prep sparks narco-gang anger at the ‘caravan’

Sources: U.S. military border prep sparks narco-gang anger at the ‘caravan’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2018 A Mexican drug cartel blames the migrant caravan for slowing its smuggling operations amid the U.S. military deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border, sources said. Todd Bensman, of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), reported on Nov. 19 that the U.S. military presence at the border is curbing drug trafficking […]

White House sees no ‘military solution’ in Afghanistan; Envoy meets Taliban in Qatar

White House sees no ‘military solution’ in Afghanistan; Envoy meets Taliban in Qatar

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2018 The Afghan Taliban recently held talks with a U.S. envoy as the Trump administration pushes for an end to a 17-year conflict the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff admitted there is “no military” solution for. U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with high-ranking members […]

‘Nothing can shake you’: Mattis fortifies troops on the border, clarifies their role

‘Nothing can shake you’: Mattis fortifies troops on the border, clarifies their role

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 Speaking to troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Nov. 14 said that “in the Army, we don’t care if you’re male or female, we don’t care where you go to church or if you go to church. “We just care when there’s trouble […]

U.S. has far more troops in Japan than Korea; Okinawa governor rejects new Marine air base

U.S. has far more troops in Japan than Korea; Okinawa governor rejects new Marine air base

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We hear so much about North Korea’s secret bases that it’s sometimes easy to forget the ruckus over U.S. bases in the region. They may not be secret, but they can be controversial. Take, for instance, the huge U.S. air and marine bases on Okinawa. People over […]

Another North Korean invasion of the South? Not so unthinkable

Another North Korean invasion of the South? Not so unthinkable

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Korean history over the past century has been so full of surprises that it’s risky to make serious predictions. The North Korean invasion of the South in June 1950, ordered by Kim dynasty founder Kim Il-Sung, was the worst, most tragic surprise of all. So traumatic was that blitzkrieg […]

Texas candidate to SNL: Veterans don’t deserve having ‘their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes’

Texas candidate to SNL: Veterans don’t deserve having ‘their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2018 Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw fired back at Saturday Night Live after one the show’s cast members mocked the Texas candidate’s war wound. On the Nov. 3 broadcast of SNL, Pete Davidson appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment to give his “first impressions” of some candidates ahead of the […]

‘We have to have a wall of people’: Trump could send up to 15,000 troops; ‘No catch and release’

‘We have to have a wall of people’: Trump could send up to 15,000 troops; ‘No catch and release’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2018 President Donald Trump on Oct. 31 said he could deploy up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.’s southern border. “We have to have a wall of people,” the president told ABC News. “We’ll do up to anywhere between ten and 15,000 military personnel, on top of border patrol, ICE, […]

Mattis holds forth on what it means to be a man after Pittsburgh shooting

Mattis holds forth on what it means to be a man after Pittsburgh shooting

by WorldTribune Staff, October 28, 2018 The man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27 “is not a man by any definition,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Robert Bowers is accused of killing 11 people and wounding six others when he fired upon them as they gathered for a […]

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2018 The crew of a U.S. destroyer has seized 2,500 AK -47 rifles and other weapons from a vessel off the coast of Yemen. U.S. authorities on Oct. 25 said they invited UN inspectors to determine whether the weapons provide proof that Iran is smuggling arms to Houthi rebels in […]

Bolton vows To ‘squeeze Iran,’ explore weapons sales to Armenia

Bolton vows To ‘squeeze Iran,’ explore weapons sales to Armenia

Special to WorldTribune.com Harry Tamrazian and Ron Synovitz, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty YEREVAN – U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton has vowed that President Donald Trump’s administration will “squeeze Iran” with maximum economic pressure in response to Teheran’s “malign” behavior in the Middle East and around the world. Bolton made the remarks in an […]

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