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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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U.S. intelligence reports signs of division within Beijing leadership

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon Signs of a serious division within the ruling Communist Party of China are emerging over a crackdown on corruption led by current leader Xi Jinping, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report […]

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

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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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U.S. jets strike 10-truck convoy that may have included Al Baghdadi

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported an attempt to kill the leadership of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said U.S. fighter-jets struck a suspected ISIL convoy near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. They […]

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Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power

President Ma Ying-jeou at the presidential palace in Taipei.  / Lam Yik Fei / N.Y. Times

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. U.S. strategic planners correctly assumed at the Cold War’s end that, absent a breakthrough technology or doctrine, it would take decades for the People’s Republic of China […]

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Joint Chiefs go to school on Israel-Gaza War, contradict Obama’s criticism

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has been studying the war between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Officials said the Joint Chiefs of Staff approved an examination of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas in July and […]

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Hard Drive III: Shocking reason we were told Congressional investigation was unlikely

'Huawei has a law firm on every corner in Washington D.C. and has helped elect several current members of Congress.'

Special to WorldTribune.com [Third of three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I,   Part II.] On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just […]

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Hard Drive: An American engineer’s death in Singapore raised disturbing questions

Dr. Shane Truman Todd

Special to WorldTribune.com [First of three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive.] On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was found hanging in his Singapore apartment, just a week before his scheduled return to […]

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U.S. now confirms ISIL stole and has deployed surface-to-air missiles

Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. / Susan Walsh / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has acknowledged that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant deployed surface-to-air missiles. The Defense Department has determined that ISIL achieved limited air defense capability. Officials said ISIL acquired the weapons from Iraqi […]

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U.S. warns Americans in Egypt of attacks by jihadists

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The United States has warned its nationals of Islamic attacks in Egypt. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said Americans could come under attack by Al Qaida-aligned insurgents. In a warning, the State Department’s Bureau of […]

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