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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

The body of a Macedonian 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov is unloaded from a helicopter at Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 21, 2018. Two foreign climbers, including Petkov, attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) **FILE**

Ask ASKfm - Is Crypto worth dying for?

This past May, in order to pump up its new initial coin offering, or ICO, social media giant ASKfm sponsored four experienced Ukrainian climbers to scale Mount Everest and leave behind a wallet containing one million ASKT coins that the company valued at $50,000. Published June 17, 2018

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Beirut airport a smuggling point for Hezbollah

According to reports, the Lebanese are corrupting the Beirut airport and facilitating the smuggling of weapons and drugs, and enabling the transition of pro-Iranian fighters to other countries from the civil wars in the Middle East. Published June 15, 2018

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File) **FILE**

How and why Trump got it so right about Jerusalem

Anyone who has visited the Temple Mount in the center of the old city of Jerusalem in the last decade must acknowledge the obvious: Jerusalem is the indisputable capital of Israel. Published June 14, 2018

Woody Island, South China Sea. (Map Data: Google, DigitalGlobe)

China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to Trump

Satellite imagery and new analysis from Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI), dated June 3, suggested the Chinese surface-to-air missile systems on Woody Island, in the Paracel Islands, may have been removed or relocated, The South China Morning Post reported. Published June 10, 2018

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Khamenei said that the U.S.-led attack on Syria is a "crime" and said the countries behind it will gain nothing. The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the strikes and warned of unspecified consequences. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP) **FILE**

In rogue regimes, inequality provides U.S. a target of attack

As the world deals with rampant totalitarianism after the foreign policy failures of the disastrous Obama administration and the undermining of American leadership, it is becoming all too common to see dictatorships use religion or rabid nationalism to hide their real agenda. Published June 7, 2018

Since its arrival in October, the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System has provided crucial fire support to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducting combat missions against the Taliban. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Afghanistan disputes U.S. on 'desperate' Taliban

The Afghan government declared this week that Taliban operations span the entire country, contradicting a recent briefing by Gen. John Nicholson, the outgoing commander of Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. Published June 5, 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center right, shakes hands with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol on his arrival at Pyongyang Airport, North Korea Thursday, May 31, 2018. Lavrov's visit comes ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is seen as an attempt by Moscow to ensure its voice is heard in the North's diplomatic overtures with Washington, Seoul and Beijing. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Russia frets as Trump orchestrates the mother of all deals

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in Pyongyang Thursday, greeted with much fanfare on his way to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It's a little drop-by that reveals many things about Russia, its priorities in Northeast Asia and its approach to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. Published May 31, 2018

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, applaud during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Turkey and Russia have put aside their traditional rivalries and differences on regional issues, to forge closer ties. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) **FILE**

Now Turkey wants to buy Russian SU-57s

It's time to tell the truth about Turkey. Under the Islamist government of Recep Erdogan, Turkey is no longer an ally of the United States. It's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a fraud. Turkey cannot be trusted. Published May 27, 2018

George Soros, second left, chairman of Soros Fund Management and founder of The Open Society Institute, speak with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool) **FILE**

Dr. Soros' snake oil bad medicine for struggling Ukraine

As President Trump takes on the globalist scourge that has savaged the American middle class, it is instructive to look at other areas of the world where the so-called "Soros prescription" is alive and well. Published May 24, 2018

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Shima, Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016, after completion the third working session of the G-7 Summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama media is a domestic enemy

In the oath of office given to an officer of the U.S. military, he is required to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Published May 23, 2018

Botswana's opportunity to recommit to rule of law

As the battles between world powers over the African continent heat up, African nations themselves are going to have to choose. Do we attempt to establish democracy and follow the rule of law, or do we go down the path of emulating and colluding with totalitarian nations? Published May 22, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban participate in a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is visiting EU officials on Thursday to discuss the current migration crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

A battle of wills over Polish courts exposes EU bullying

The European Union has long criticized its East European members — the former Soviet satellites Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic — for alleged "authoritarian" tendencies. The George Soros-backed, open-borders policy favored by Western European leaders has long been a sore point between East and West, with East European leaders refusing to admit millions of economic migrants from the Middle East and other world crisis spots whom they see as a threat to their security, culture and identity as a people. Published May 10, 2018

President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump thwarts Dr. Evil

The seething rage coming from Obamaland is palpable -- President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran deal, Barack Obama's signature achievement. Published May 9, 2018

In this Dec. 10, 2009, file photo, people walk in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral, left, the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right back, and Lenin Mausoleum, right, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File) **FILE**

Russians fleeing a bad situation

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported this week asylum applications by Russian citizens in the United States hit a 24-year high in 2017, jumping nearly 40 percent from the previous year and continuing an upward march that began after Vladimir Putin began his second run as president in 2012. Published May 3, 2018