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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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U.S. stations general in Israel to coordinate defense assistance in future war

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson in Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The United States has deployed a senior commander to help Israel in any future war. The Defense Department has sent a general to command a unit meant to facilitate joint defense missions with Israel. […]

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U.S. urges Iraq to make use of the military aircraft it bought

An Iraqi C-130J.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has urged Iraq to use its new military aircraft in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Washington was pressing the Iraq Air Force to begin using its […]

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Israel lays cornerstone for JSF base

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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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Gorbachev blames West for post-Cold War monopoly leadership

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On the joyous occasion of the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev made a highly-charged speech at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 8, which […]

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Role of Gulf state pilots said marginal to ineffective in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Gulf Arab partners have conducted a tiny portion of air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners have conducted less than 15 percent of air strikes on ISIL in Iraq […]

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U.S. approves $700 million in military sales to Iraq following catastrophic reverses

ISIL fighters on top of a captured military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria. / Raqqa Media Center / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has approved additional military sales to Iraq despite devastating failures by the Iraqi military this summer which resulted in the surrender to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant of U.S. origin military platforms. […]

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Attack on sailors in Istanbul causes USS Ross to cancel shore leave, exit Turkey

Turkish men move to place a plastic bag over the head of a U.S. sailor in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 12.

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The U.S. military presence has come under threat in Turkey, an ally in NATO. The alert was prompted by an attack on three U.S. sailors. Officials said American military personnel have been placed on alert […]

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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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