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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

Articles by L. Todd Wood

The federal government has tacked $462 billion onto the national credit card since Nov. 2, putting President Obama on track to come close to the $20 trillion mark by the time he leaves office in January 2017. (Associated Press)

Russia embarrasses Obama into getting a little more serious about ISIS

Over a year ago, President Obama stated on national television that he would "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL), saying, "I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. Published November 13, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 19, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Israel should maintain control of the Temple Mount

Regardless of your beliefs or lack of, any reasonable person would admit that the Jewish people have a claim to their history, as do Muslims, or followers of Islam. Published November 13, 2015

Yale University students and faculty rally to demand that Yale University become more inclusive to all students on Cross Campus in New Haven on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The "March of Resilience" followed several racially charged incidents at Yale, including allegations that a fraternity turned a woman away from a party because she was not white. At center is associate professor Crystal Feimster. (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP)

L. TODD WOOD: Russians shocked by lack of respect in Yale protest video

While on a recent trip to Moscow, I had the opportunity to gauge the opinion of ordinary Muscovites on the video of the Yale student screaming at the head of Silliman college. The absolute across-the-board reaction was a look of abject horror on their faces as they watched this young, privileged woman screaming an obsenity at the college professor. Published November 12, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange documents at the signing ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, May 8, 2015. Russian and Chinese leaders have signed a plethora of deals in Moscow, giving Russia billions in infrastructure loans. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

China to receive advanced Russian weapons

China is getting in on the Russian air defense systems act and will accept delivery of multiple S-400 anti-aircraft missile units in the coming years, with the first unit to be delivered within 18 months. Published November 12, 2015

President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday as part of Veterans Day ceremonies. (Associated Press)

The war on terror was real then, and it’s real now

The Democratic side of the aisle has long despised the phrase War on Terror and the Obama administration has worked tirelessly to remove it from their narrative regarding American military operations and national security. Published November 11, 2015

A Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The U.S. military carried out an airstrike on Tuesday on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban the previous day in a major setback to the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo)

Are Afghans ready to stop the killing

Thousands of members of the Hazara clan in Afghanistan marched ten kilometers through the city of Kabul to the presidential palace to protest the beheading of seven people, including three women and two children, probably by Taliban militants in the South of the country. Published November 11, 2015

Capts. Andrew Glowa, left, and William Piepenbring launch flares from two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs Aug. 18, 2014, over southern Georgia. Both pilots are with the 74th Fighter Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots, maintainers and support Airmen ensure Moody AFB’s A-10s stay mission ready for daily training sorties and deployments downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released) ** FILE **

U.S. Air Force may delay retirement of A-10 Thunderbolt

As a former USAF pilot, I always thought the very senior leadership of the Air Force sometimes made really dumb decisions based on ego and agenda rather than common sense and wartime needs. Published November 10, 2015

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