Libya then and now: Benghazi ignited Americans’ distrust in their government

Libya then and now: Benghazi ignited Americans’ distrust in their government

Special to WorldTribune.com, August 1, 2018 By John McNabb In 2007 just before the November presidential election, I was serving as Chairman of an international energy contractor that had been in existence for over one hundred years and had operated in over sixty countries during that span. Some of my senior team accompanied me on […]

Mattis: U.S. seeks behavioral (not regime) change by Iran

Mattis: U.S. seeks behavioral (not regime) change by Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 The United States aims to curtail what it sees as Iran’s threatening behavior in the Middle East, but is not pursuing regime change in the Islamic Republic, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. “We need them to change their behavior on a number of threats that they can pose with […]

Mattis: No post-Helsinki progress on cooperation with Russia in Syria

Mattis: No post-Helsinki progress on cooperation with Russia in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2018 The Helsinki summit did not change the U.S. military’s stance on cooperation with Russia in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on July 24. “What we do with the Russian Federation, we deconflict our operations. We do not coordinate them, we deconflict them . . . to make certain […]

‘Never ever threaten’ U.S.: Trump warns Rouhani, Pompeo boosts Iranian people

‘Never ever threaten’ U.S.: Trump warns Rouhani, Pompeo boosts Iranian people

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 The United States has sent a powerful signal of support to the people of Iran while challenging its Islamist regime. President Donald Trump on July 22 warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to issue threats against the United States. Trump tweeted: “Never, ever threaten the United States again or you will […]

FBI’s Wray: China ‘most significant threat’ to U.S. national security

FBI’s Wray: China ‘most significant threat’ to U.S. national security

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2018 China poses “the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said after a week of drama in Washington about the U.S.-Russia summit in Helsinki. FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the Aspen Security Forum. The U.S. is investigating economic espionage linked to China […]

Transatlantic divide; NATO then and now

Transatlantic divide; NATO then and now

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Donald Trump’s rhetorical thunderclap at the start of the NATO Summit sent political reverberations throughout allied capitals and put the pundits into overdrive as to what immeasurable damage the American president had caused while in Brussels. Indeed while chiding European allies on their woeful shortfalls […]

Back to basics: Army shifts priorities from transgenders to combat readiness

Back to basics: Army shifts priorities from transgenders to combat readiness

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2018 The U.S. Army is abandoning the politically correct mandates of the Obama administration and will focus on “readiness and lethality” within combat units. The Army is making previously mandatory training on transgender transition, pre-deployment cultural awareness skills and courses on media awareness optional, according to a series of service-wide […]

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

Google boosts China military’s AI program; Objected to Pentagon’s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 A former U.S. defense official called out Google for withdrawing from a Pentagon artificial intelligence program while the tech giant continues to aid China’s military. Google, after thousands of its employees voiced their objection, withdrew from the Pentagon’s Project Maven, which is developing artificial intelligence to help military analysts […]

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 U.S. senators, Israeli officials and other critics of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are calling on the U.S. to halt the sale of up to 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey. Lockheed Martin on June 21 announced the roll-out of Turkey’s first two F-35s in an official ceremony […]

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2018 The United States on July 7 sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in a move that follows a series of Chinese military drills around Taiwan that have stoked tensions between Beijing and Taipei. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin and […]