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Boeing to press Obama administration on Iran for license extensions, additional sales

Iran could buy additional equipment from Boeing if sanctions are lifted. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Boeing plans to obtain U.S. permission to sell additional aerospace equipment to Iran. Executives said the U.S. defense major would return to the administration of President Barack Obama for licenses to sustain initial sales […]

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Israel lays cornerstone for JSF base


Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has launched the construction of a base for its forthcoming Joint Strike Fighter. The air force laid the cornerstone for the F-35A base at the Nevatim base near Beersheba. The […]

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Israel’s cabinet committee blocks F-35 order as too expensive

Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz. / Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel could reduce the next order of the Joint Strike Fighter. A senior official said a Cabinet panel rejected a decision by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to order up to 31 F-35 fighter-jets. Instead, the […]

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Hard Drive: The U.S. government’s shrinking commitment to protect its own citizens

Mary and Rick Todd (center) with their son Shane (back right) and his brothers John, (back left), Dylan, (front right), Chet and his wife Corynne (front left). / Facebook

Special to WorldTribune.com Conclusion: [See three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III] By Dr. Christina Villegas As we have commemorate this week the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend […]

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Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties seen as focus of APEC mini-summit


Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could take a serious drubbing at the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing. While geopolitical contention […]

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Strategic impact of mid-term elections: GOP still silent on new U.S. policy


Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. Voters in the United States of America could not have spoken more clearly than they did on Nov. 4, when, in the mid-term Congressional and gubernatorial elections, they […]

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Domestic U.S. gas production boom allows sharp cuts in LNG imports from Qatar


Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has significantly reduced liquefied natural gas exports from Qatar. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said both the United States and the European Union have recorded a significant decrease in Qatari LNG. In […]

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Warm words by Xi Jinping at the China-U.S. dialogue did not match his disturbing actions

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks past U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Beijing on July 9.  /Feng Li/Getty Images/AsiaPac

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Even though President Xi Jinping has urged more “communication and cooperation” between his country and the United States, the on-going Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) between top officials from both sides has confirmed their “frenemy” […]

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July 4 alert: U.S. warns major international airports of Al Qaida threat to passenger jets

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has been on alert for a mass-casualty strike by Al Qaida. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama ordered an alert around major airports to protect against the arrival of Al […]

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The Presidential Pipeline seal of disapproval sacrifices nation, party and the environment


UNITED NATIONS — There’s an old Washington adage that, if there’s bad news or no news, announce it late on a Friday afternoon. And if that afternoon happens to be Good Friday, you are assured virtually no one will notice. […]

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