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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

Erdogan and Obama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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U.S. starts combat phase of Africa Lion exercise in Morocco

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and the Royal Moroccan air force prepare for take-off May 15 at Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco. / U.S. Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com As the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, Al Qaida and other jihadist groups with combat experience filter back into north African, the second phase of the U.S. military’s largest annual joint exercise in Africa got underway […]

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Pentagon intelligence report warning of Benghazi attack was circulating on day it happened

U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. / Esam Omran Al-Fetori / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times At the very time President Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top leaders were blaming spontaneous protests for the deadly Benghazi attack, the Defense Department broadly circulated a detailed […]

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U.S. forces seen as only answer after ISIL counters strike in Syria by taking Ramadi

Residents flee Ramadi as ISIL forces advance. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) responded decisively after losing a key leader in a raid last week by U.S. special forces in eastern Syria. ISIL forces took the key city Ramadi, Iraq during a […]

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U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ over Muslim Brotherhood death sentences in Egypt

Egyptian defendants during a trial related to  violence following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, in Alexandria, Egypt, on March 29, 2014 / Heba Khamis / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 of his Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on May 16. The U.S. condemnation of the trial followed […]

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Before Iran talks resume, map of the Middle East may already have changed

Rebel fighters in Jisr al-Shughour where Assad forces surrendered on April 26. / Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so. At this point, the Sh’ia northern arc of Iran, Iraq, Assad and Hizbullah is in confrontation with the […]

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A dear John (McCain) letter about the state of U.S. defense

The U.S. risks having a hollowed out military like during the Carter years.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman April 22nd, 2015 As you know better than anyone, the Department of Defense and the U.S. military are at greater risk today perhaps than at any time since September 11th. The principal threat is […]

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Rubio outlines a compelling foreign policy vision in sharp contrast with Obama’s

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — In a stirring and substantive foreign policy address, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) presented his presidential vision for a new America. Calling for transformative leadership in the 21st century, the Republican […]

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Time to halt the drift in a very ‘special relationship’

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Prior to Prime Minister David Cameron’s and the Conservative Party’s stunning and surprising electoral victory last week, the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain was very much in doubt. That relationship […]

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Good guys, bad guys in NE Asia high tech war race: What could go wrong?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The stakes are escalating in the contest for Northeast Asia. North Korea’s got nukes and lots of missiles, most recently maybe the SLBM for submarine-launched ballistic missile. The U.S. has glistening new hardware […]

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