‘The EU is a foe’: Trump backs Brexit, takes on the globalists

‘The EU is a foe’: Trump backs Brexit, takes on the globalists

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2018 The European Union is a “foe” of the United States and it was the EU’s mass migration crisis that sparked the Brexit movement, President Donald Trump said on July 14. “I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do […]

Merkel yields to Trump: Germany should meet defense spending obligation

Merkel yields to Trump: Germany should meet defense spending obligation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2017 Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needs to meet its obligation to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense. U.S. President Donald Trump is actively pressuring NATO allies to increase their defense spending. Germany currently spends about 1.2 percent of GDP on defense, which Merkel vows to change if […]

Mattis: U.S.-Russia military collaboration not possible at this time

Mattis: U.S.-Russia military collaboration not possible at this time

by WorldTribune Staff, February 17, 2017 Military collaboration between the United States and Russia against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria is unlikely anytime soon, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said. “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level. But our political leaders will engage and try to find […]

Germany’s Merkel readies her pitch for early Trump meeting

Germany’s Merkel readies her pitch for early Trump meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2017 German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doing her homework on President Donald Trump in preparation for her first meeting with the new U.S. leader, according to German news reports. Merkel, who is running for a fourth term in Germany’s fall elections, is said to have already drawn red lines, including […]

Trump takes on NATO’s globalists, and he’s still not president

Trump takes on NATO’s globalists, and he’s still not president

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Having rocked the Democrat establishment at home, President-elect Donald Trump promptly issued statements that have rattled the rogue states of China, Iran and North Korea. Then, only days before his inauguration, it was NATO’s turn. In a recent interview with European newspapers, Trump stunned German public opinion with his […]

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

New British carriers to join allied effort to secure air, sea routes in South China Sea

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 British aircraft carriers will join freedom of navigation efforts in the South China Sea, the UK’s ambassador to the U.S. said on Dec. 1. “Certainly, as we bring our two new aircraft carriers onstream in 2020, and as we renew and update our defense forces, they will be seen […]

Hundreds of Turkish officers quietly seeking asylum throughout Europe

Hundreds of Turkish officers quietly seeking asylum throughout Europe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2016 A number of Turkish military officers stationed in NATO outposts have requested asylum in the wake of the failed coup attempt in July, according to NATO’s secretary-general. “Some Turkish officers working in the NATO command structure… have requested asylum in the countries where they are working,” Jens Stoltenberg said […]

Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is unsurprising that the world should be incredulous at the explanations given by the Turkish Government as to the origins, sponsors, and actions of the putsch which was attempted against it on the night of July 15-16, 2016. Indeed, the great difficulty […]

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

Erdogan official blames U.S. for coup attempt; U.S. forces at Turkey’s Incirlik air base on high alert

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2016 A Turkish government official said the United States was behind the failed coup attempt in Turkey. Labor and Social Security Minister Suleyman Soylu accused the Americans despite U.S. President Barack Obama’s call Friday for all sides in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

NATO 2.0: More important now than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sense NATO has been a victim of its own success. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as the Atlantic Alliance, has rested on its post Cold War laurels and the afterglow of the fall of the Berlin Wall and political freedom throughout […]