The U.S., in a strategic crisis, barrels toward its most vital election without a plan

The U.S., in a strategic crisis, barrels toward its most vital election without a plan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. voters and political parties were, by mid-February 2016, well down the path toward selecting the final candidates for the November 2016 Presidential election. This determines how the United States would face the most decisive challenges for more than a century to its […]

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy and Ted Belman Before Donald Trump’s blowout win in New Hampshire he shocked the world by saying he would allow the Russians to do the “dirty work” and would “let them beat the shit out of ISIS [ISIL] also.” Trump went further, “I have always felt that Russia and […]

Email: Clinton hoped for ‘soft landing’ after bringing Obama around on Libya

Email: Clinton hoped for ‘soft landing’ after bringing Obama around on Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com Hillary Clinton won praise from underlings for “turning POTUS around” on U.S. intervention in Libya, according to emails from the latest batch released from Clinton’s private server. The email to then-Secretary of State Clinton was sent by Anne-Marie Slaughter, who had served as Clinton’s director of policy planning. “I cannot imagine how […]

McCain may subpoena sailors detained by Iran

McCain may subpoena sailors detained by Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Saying Obama administration officials are “dragging their feet” on the investigation of Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors, Sen. John McCain said he may subpoena the sailors. “I guarantee you, if they don’t have a debrief by the first of March like they said, we’ll have a hearing and we’ll subpoena,” McCain, […]

Iran eyes direct commercial flights to New York, Toronto

Iran eyes direct commercial flights to New York, Toronto

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran is looking to use some of its newly purchased long-range airliners for direct flights to New York and Toronto. The flights, which would take over 12 hours and use a route that would pass over the North Pole, would be the first direct flights from Teheran to the major U.S. and […]

The Hammond family: Ranchers or domestic terrorists?

The Hammond family: Ranchers or domestic terrorists?

Having set fire to cattle and homesteads, federal authorities today took the last of a group of armed protesters into custody. The Hammond family had compiled an extensive file on tactics used by the Bureau of Land Management against ranchers. Special to WorldTribune.com I.M. Justice, Asheville Tribune In early January Ammon Bundy and a group […]

North Korea triggers a U.S. missile defense showdown among major powers

North Korea triggers a U.S. missile defense showdown among major powers

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com North Korean rocket launches and nuclear tests risk getting boring. The pattern is familiar: expressions of outrage, loud condemnation ― then nothing. Has the latest one-two punch of nuclear test and rocket launch changed a thing? The easy answer is not really ― but think again. The lines […]

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the U.S. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically. On the plus […]

U.S. intel official: ISIL determined to attack on U.S. soil this year

U.S. intel official: ISIL determined to attack on U.S. soil this year

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is likely to attempt “direct attacks on the U.S. homeland” this year, top intelligence officials told Congress on Feb. 9. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, said ISIL is hiding jihadists among the wave of refugees […]

Israeli Arab lawmaker takes ‘our struggle’ to the White House

Israeli Arab lawmaker takes ‘our struggle’ to the White House

Special to WorldTribune.com After failing to make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front, the Obama administration turned its attention this week to Israeli Arabs. The White House and State Department hosted Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Ahmed Tibi of Israel’s Joint List party. Tibi met with U.S. President Barak Obama’s chief adviser to the Middle East, […]