Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

Israel downs Syrian missile in first use of Arrow system

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 Israel confirmed that an Arrow-3 missile successfully intercepted a Syrian surface-to-air missile in the first ever use of the top layer of the nation’s air defense system. The Arrow interceptor was used after several Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were launched at Israeli fighter jets which had returned to Israeli airspace […]

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

Tillerson in Seoul: U.S. has lost ‘strategic patience’ with Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 “All options are on the table” in dealing with North Korea’s continued provocations, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a visit to South Korea on March 17. “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, […]

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Korea is back in the eye of a perfect storm

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Thunder clouds are swirling over the Korean peninsula as a perfect storm of political instability and regional geopolitical challenges rumble through South Korea. North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, as well as Chinese bullying, have thrust the region into a dangerous cycle which could affect […]

Oklahoma restaurant’s ‘we don’t have a transgender bathroom’ sign creates media storm

Oklahoma restaurant’s ‘we don’t have a transgender bathroom’ sign creates media storm

by WorldTribune Staff, March 17, 2017 An Oklahoma City transgender resident said she was “disturbed” and felt threatened by a local restaurant’s sign proclaiming “we do not have a transgender bathroom … so don’t be caught in the wrong one”. Paula Schonauer, who did not actually visit the Steak & Catfish Barn, nonetheless told a […]

U.S. ambassador demands UN withdraw report calling Israel ‘apartheid’ state

U.S. ambassador demands UN withdraw report calling Israel ‘apartheid’ state

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 The U.S. ambassador to the UN said a report by an anti-Israel scholar that labels Israel an “apartheid” state should be withdrawn immediately. Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian territories, submitted the report to the UN on March 15. The report accused Israel of being “guilty […]

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Han chauvinism explains China’s fury at South Korea over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system

Special to WorldTribune.com by Miles Maochun Yu, Hoover Institution China is mad — really mad — at South Korea. Well-known Chinese defense and military figures are advocating direct military strikes against South Korea; state-controlled media are fanning anti-Seoul hysteria; mobs across the country are smashing South Korean-made goods and merchandise; K-pop concerts and other South […]

Top Israeli: Erdogan’s ambitions, based on Muslim Brotherhood ideology, go beyond Turkey

Top Israeli: Erdogan’s ambitions, based on Muslim Brotherhood ideology, go beyond Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working against Western interests and pursuing a “neo-Ottoman empire using Muslim Brotherhood ideology,” a former Israeli defense minister said. Turkey under Erdogan is one of three “radical” elements seeking to expand their influence in the Middle East, along with Iran and jihadists such […]

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

U.S.-South Korean alliance under assault by a communist tag team

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, dispensing pledges like a jolly Santa Claus pulling Christmas presents from his sled, arrives today (Friday) in Seoul from Tokyo and flies the following day to Beijing. After vowing undying U.S. support to Korea and Japan, he’ll assure China that THAAD presents no […]

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

IRGC commander: Hizbullah more prepared than ever for massive attack on Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 16, 2017 Hizbullah is producing its own missiles in well-protected factories in Lebanon and has raised its level of preparedness for a massive attack on Israel, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander said. Iran has opened factories in Lebanon to manufacture long-range missiles as well as other munitions and has […]

Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Korea watch: U.S. sends 2 carrier groups and B-1Bs, expedites THAAD deployment

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Starting March 1, more than 320,000 military personnel from the United States and South Korea have been conducting the largest military exercise in recent memory. The drill, which will last 2 months ending on April 30, takes place at a time of extreme danger and uncertainty. North Korea has revved […]