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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

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

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018, following his arrival on Marine One helicopter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Iranian exiles, Trump's hard line pays off

This Saturday, some 100,000 Iranian exiles will descend on Paris for the annual Free Iran Gathering, sponsored by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The delegates are gathering at a time when every measure of the coming end of the Iranian regime is moving in the right direction -- in numbers, effectiveness, attention and even the gravitas of the speakers. Published June 28, 2018

Iran Scorpion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iran's mass protests rock Tehran

The protest that shook the world on Dec. 28 in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city, and quickly spread throughout the country has picked up steam in the last few days -- this time in Tehran. Published June 26, 2018

In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Trump administration has once again declined to brand China a currency manipulator, but it did target that country and five others for special monitoring for what the administration says are practices that are worsening America's trade deficit. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

The existential threat to America is China not Russia and Trump gets it

Many conservative comedians and commentators love to walk up to ignorant, American social justice warriors on campus and video tape them railing against a supposed Trump policy that was really Barack Obama's. Their ignorance, however, is really not that funny; it's sad. Published June 26, 2018

Former prime minister and presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko, speaks during press conference in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Tymoshenko arrived Friday in Donetsk in a bid to defuse the tensions and hear "the demands of Ukrainians who live in Donetsk."(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Ukraine needs broader IMF anti-corruption court

It has been quite humorous watching the Ukrainian government deal with the prospect of an anti-corruption court being stood up in Kyiv, per the IMF's demands, in order to release further aid. Published June 22, 2018

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