Report: U.S. aircraft carrier in Atlantic amid increased Russia submarine activity

Report: U.S. aircraft carrier in Atlantic amid increased Russia submarine activity

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2018 The United States has deployed the USS Harry S. Truman to the Atlantic Ocean amid “growing evidence that Russia continues to push its newest attack submarines to operate the North Atlantic at a pace not seen since the Cold War,” a report said. The Truman Strike Group embarked with […]

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is going through agonizing changes. Cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean war games is not the only sign of the shifting U.S. military role. The USFK and the United Nations Command have just staged a colorful ceremony at Camp Humphreys, an expanding base that now […]

On same day as summit U.S. rattled China, dedicated massive new Taipei compound

On same day as summit U.S. rattled China, dedicated massive new Taipei compound

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The largest U.S. diplomatic compound in all of Asia opened this month in a country with whom Washington does not even have an official diplomatic relationship. On June 12, when the world was transfixed on the Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit in Singapore, a major ceremony was taking place in Taiwan’s capital […]

Mayday: Navy study finds ‘concerns’ with most officers’ seamanship skills

Mayday: Navy study finds ‘concerns’ with most officers’ seamanship skills

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2018 An internal review conducted by the U.S. Navy following two deadly collisions last year found that only a small number of junior officers fully passed competency checks, a report said. The review, written by Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander of Naval Surface Force Pacific, identified concerns with 137 of […]

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Newly-designated U.S. envoy to Seoul: ‘We are in a dramatically different place’ after summit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SINGAPORE – U.S. and South Korean military people are deeply concerned about the prospect of giving up joint military exercises while the presidents of both their countries remain convinced that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is really going to get rid of his nuclear program. Senior members of the […]

Trump-Kim joint statement: ‘New U.S.–DPRK relations’ for ‘peace and prosperity’ of Korean Peninsula

Trump-Kim joint statement:  ‘New U.S.–DPRK relations’ for ‘peace and prosperity’ of Korean Peninsula

Special to WorldTribune.com Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s […]

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 U.S. bombing raids and drone strikes killed up to 70 leaders of the Afghan Taliban this month, the Pentagon announced on May 30. “These strikes represent one of the largest blows to Taliban leadership in the last year,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “The cumulative […]

Stakeholders agree: Trump and Kim simply must sit down and talk

Stakeholders agree: Trump and Kim simply must sit down and talk

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk SEOUL – If there’s anything the presidents of the U.S. and South Korea and the leader of North Korea are sure about, it’s the need for two of them, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-Un, to meet in the very near future. Trump reaffirmed the need for the […]

Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

Report: U.S. commandos took out hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria firefight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A force of about 40 U.S. commandos held off about 500 troops loyal to Syria’s government, including Russian mercenaries, during a firefight in February, a report said. While the U.S. troops suffered no casualties, hundreds of Assad regime-aligned fighters were killed, according to the May 24 report by The […]

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

Leaked report details days-long, high-speed UFO incidents near Nimitz carrier group

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2018 A U.S. guided missile cruiser and two F-18s in 2004 made visual and radar contact with a UFO that traveled at “ballistic missile speeds,” according to a leaked Pentagon report. The Pentagon’s report, issued in 2009, reveals first-hand accounts of the encounter, which was documented in video that emerged […]