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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.

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In this April 19, 2017, photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other sites are finding themselves in a role they never wanted, as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms,  deciding what should and shouldn't be allowed and often angering almost everyone in the process. The latest point of contention is Mr. Jones, who has suddenly found himself banned from most major platforms after years of being allowed to use them/. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Alex Jones is right: China is the threat, and it may be too late

With the recent news about the monopoly of hi-tech companies in the United States de-platforming Alex Jones from their systems -- in effect, attempting to limit the audience that see his material -- it would be wise for Americans to look deeper at the agenda behind this move. Published August 13, 2018

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As China corrupts Africa, African leaders follow suit

The West, especially the United States, has long attempted to infuse the African continent with the rule-of-law concept and practice. This is not only the business of investment protection and property rights, but also geopolitics, as the competition with China is heating up. Published August 10, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's signatures is seen on new dollar bills, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. The new Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

No longer mighty -- dollar's days as top dog are numbered

As Congress and the Trump administration announce sanctions and tariffs on just about every country in the world, it should be noted that this will be the last time the U.S. can use its hegemony over global financial markets to achieve foreign policy goals. Published August 9, 2018

Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (AP photo/Yehuda Peretz)

Rockets fly again in Sderot

Channeling their inner Hitler, who loved to fire unguided V-2 rockets at London, causing panic and fear, and the deaths of thousands, the "peaceful" Palestinians are at it again, firing Katusha rockets into southern Israel at border towns along the Gaza Strip. Published August 8, 2018

This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

On Iran, Trump must be strong where Obama was weak

The Western media have made a big deal about the threat from Vladimir Putin's Russia. But as I've written before, even though it could, it's not Moscow that is threatening to destroy the United States and Israel. It's Iran. Published July 26, 2018

A USAID-sponsored development of local crafts in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan offers spiritual revival - not 'multiculturalism'

We in the West have witnessed first hand the destructive power of "multiculturalism," which undermines our understanding and knowledge of who we are and where are we going. Before you start screaming, I'm not talking about multi-ethnicity. There is a huge difference. Published July 25, 2018

Shrewd Card Player Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump should hold firm on Helsinki talks

POTUS should not change his strategy after the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. He should not change his stance because at the end of the day, the summit was not about Russia. Published July 24, 2018

U.S. Secret Service agents stand watch as President Barack Obama walks with two shovels as he gets ready to plant a tree while participating in a national service project at Kenilworth Aquatic Garden in Washington, Tuesday, April 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Democrats are not patriots, they are criminals

I was talking to a Russian a few years ago regarding the corruption in Moscow, and their comment was, "All politicians want to do is get the power, then they can just steal anything they want." Published July 22, 2018

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sent a message this week to Russian President Vladimir Putin: Do not make a deal with President Trump or your forces in Syria may suffer. (Associated Press/File)

Iran the likely loser when Trump and Putin meet

With the Helsinki summit approaching between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the situation on the ground in the Middle East is remarkably different than it was just a very short time ago. Published July 12, 2018

Protesters rally outside a Trump hotel to call for the impeachment of President Trump, Sunday July 2, 2017, in New York. A statement from the organizer's website said President Trump "has been in blatant violation of the Constitution" and that the House of Representatives has the power to impeach him. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

These people have to be defeated

We are once again at a turning point in American history. This is as big of a fork in the road as the Civil War, the wars of the twentieth century, or even the American Revolution. Published July 8, 2018

With the presidential seal on the wall behind him, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, about how middle class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House

After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East -- which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris -- I am struck by the realization that America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in The White House for eight years. Published July 1, 2018