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L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd is a contributor to Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, Zero Hedge and others. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.

Articles by L. Todd Wood

President Obama and other Western leaders have been duped into believing President Hassan Rouhani is moderate, MEK member Farzad Madadzadeh said. (Associated Press)

Did Iran just renege on Obama's nuclear deal?

With the ink not yet dry on the Iranian nuclear 'deal' signed by the Obama administration, more evidence of Iran's intent to not fully comply with the terms of the agreement surfaced today as Iran says it will stop dismantling centrifuges that are made to enrich uranium, a requirement set forth in the 'deal.' Published November 10, 2015

In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, File-Pool)

China prepares to hit U.S. where it hurts -- in space

China is working steadily towards a capability to defeat U.S. satellite systems which are relied on heavily by the American military for for early warning, imagery, and communications. Published November 10, 2015

Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad on June 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The JV team is in the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands, very close to the continental United States, are becoming a breeding ground for ISIS to recruit terrorist fighters. Published November 9, 2015

FILE - In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a  parade marking the Victory Day in Sevastopol, Crimea. With hundreds of new aircraft, tanks and missiles rolling off assembly lines and Russian jets buzzing European skies under NATO’s wary eye, it doesn’t look like Russia’s economic woes have had any impact on the Kremlin’s ambitious military modernization program. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Russian advanced weapons are now flowing into Iran

With the Iran nuclear deal signed and already under implementation, Iran is sure to receive tens of billions of dollars which can be spent on improving their military capability Published November 9, 2015

President Barack Obama returns a salute prior to boarding Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Oct. 9, 2015. Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the conflict off to his successor. (Associated Press) **FILE**

More American troops could be sent to Syria

Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, confirmed while aboard the U.S.S. Roosevelt that America could send more special operations forces into the Syrian theater if the Pentagon could find more capable local groups to partner with. Published November 9, 2015

In this undated file photo released by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave flags as they ride in a convoy, which includes multiple Toyota pickup trucks, through Raqqa city in Syria on a road leading to Iraq. (Militant website via AP, File)

ISIS Now Has Spy Free Communications

Thanks to two Russian immigrants in Germany, who fled the Russian Federation last year after threats from the Kremlin, terrorists have access to a non-profit, social media messaging site that cannot be spied upon. In a nutshell, the service called Telegram, can deliver messages that are totally secure, can self-destruct, are delivered fast, and can be used on multiple devices. Published November 7, 2015

Top U.S. lawmakers of both parties are seeing increasing frustration in the American military due to the way President Obama has chosen to deal with Islamic State militants, with much of the top brass claiming the president's approach is far too cautious. (Associated Press Photographs)

ISIS becoming proficient with WMD

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will present to the United Nations in mid-November a report stating that the Islamic State killed at least two people, including a child, in a chemical weapons attack on August 21st of this year in Syria. The attack took place in Marea near Aleppo. Published November 6, 2015

In this Sept. 30, 2015, photo Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon. Carter says the American soldier killed in the mission that rescued 70 hostages from an Islamic State prison in Iraq was a hero for rushing into a firefight to defend his Kurdish partners, even though the plan called for the Kurds to do the fighting on their own. On Oct. 23, Carter applauded 39-year-old Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler of Roland, Oklahoma, who died of his wounds Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Ash Carter leads from the front and carries a big stick

American Secretary of Defense Ash Carter led from in front as he warned China over its militaristic activities and behavior in the South China Sea, standing on the deck of the USS Roosevelt, affectionately called, The Big Stick. Published November 6, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Kremlin's retaliation will be epic

We still don't have publicly confirmed proof of the cause of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt this week. The West has leaked to the international media that intelligence services believe it was a bomb onboard that brought down the plane. Published November 5, 2015

Under portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, top left, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani sits in a meeting with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic at the presidency office in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

More evidence of Iranian 'peaceful' intent

As a follow-on to our recent piece on Iran's aggressive behavior since the Iran nuclear 'deal,' we report today on the fabulous hoot'nanny in Tehran to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Iran seizing the U.S. embassy and holding scores of Americans hostage for 444 days. Published November 5, 2015

This May 28, 2015 photo shows a wall of electoral banners for the Socialist Party in Chisinau, Moldova. Multiple Moldovan police and judicial authorities say a breakdown in cooperation between Russia and the West means that it is much harder to know whether smugglers are finding ways to move parts of Russia's vast store of radioactive materials. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

New East-West flashpoint: Moldova

The tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova has been simmering for months as demonstrations erupt almost daily in the capital of Chisinau. The country has been unstable and mired in corruption since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. However, the theft of more than $1 billion, a fifth of the nation's gross domestic product, has shaken the country to its core. Published October 29, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, May 30, 2015.  Top U.S. and Iranian diplomats are gathering in Geneva this weekend, hoping to bridge differences over a nuclear inspection accord and economic sanctions on Tehran. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

Obama administration confirms Iran's Mideast hegemony

In a sad and almost humorous development in the Middle Eastern saga of American abdication of leadership, the Obama administration has invited Iran to sit at the table in the Syrian peace talks to be held in Vienna this week. Russia, Syria and Turkey will also attend the talks. The White House is spinning Iran's invitation as a positive way for any eventual peace deal to be more sustainable. Published October 28, 2015