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Game of musical chairs in Security Council vote did not favor U.S. interests


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In its annual round of diplomatic musical chairs, the General Assembly chose five new members for the coveted seats on the Security Council, the UN’s most prestigious body. The new […]

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‘Let the private sector’ defeat ISIL: Former Blackwater head hits ‘half-hearted Obama effort

Eric Prince

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, reluctant to send troops, has been urged to use private military contractors to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. A leading private military contractor during the U.S. occupation of Iraq asserted […]

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New U.S.-Japan defense guideline will elevate Japan to global security partner

Japan is set to become U.S. military ally.

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com The ongoing talks on revising the U.S.-Japan defense guideline, which will be finalized by the end of this year, heralds progress towards the globalization of Japan’s military presence. Japan has recently lifted its self-imposed ban on […]

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N.Y. Times confirms: There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004, a week before discovering a Sarin shell. "They put a gag order on all of us." / Mohammed Uraibi / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The New York Times reported on Oct. 14 that U.S. troops in Iraq had between 2004 and 2011 repeatedly encountered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Meanwhile, voters back home and the world at large had been repeatedly […]

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Saudi F-15s continuing air strikes on ISIL in Syria

Royal Saudi Air Force F-15.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported continued Saudi participation in air strikes on Syria. Officials said Saudi Arabia was a leading contributor to the U.S.-led air strikes on Iraq and Syria. The officials said the Royal […]

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Qatar gets one of first Lockheed Martin night-vision systems for Apaches

Lockheed Martin's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (circled).

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has provided details of an aerospace contract with Qatar’s military. L-M said it was awarded a $90.6 million contract to supply the Qatar Emiri Air Force with night-vision sensors. Under the award from […]

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Report: ISIL’s U.S. M-16s and ammunition may have been seized from Free Syrian Army

M-16 rifle.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has employed ammunition from the United States, a report said. The Conflict Armament Research has documented ISIL’s use of U.S. light weapons and ammunition in the wars in […]

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Marine killed as U.S. MV-22 Osprey loses power over Gulf

U.S. MV-22 Osprey.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has reported the failure of a new V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in the Gulf. The U.S. Navy said an MV-22B Osprey suddenly lost power over the Gulf, Middle East Newsline reported. Two Marines […]

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Saudis deploy U.S. copter fleet to secure Haj pilgrimage

S-92 multi-role helicopter.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has prepared its U.S. helicopter fleet to secure the latest Muslim pilgrimage. Officials said the Interior Ministry has ordered the deployment of the U.S.-origin S-92 multi-role helicopter, manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. They […]

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Obama administration expands on its drone war in Yemen

ScanEagle UAV system.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has launched a program to supply tactical unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S.-trained Yemen Army following the failure of its own covert drone campaign to quell the insurgencies in the troubled Gulf […]

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