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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

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

North Korean defector: 'Regime will collapse within 10 years'

According to a recent defector from the hermit regime of North Korea, Kim Jong-un's brutal purge of the elite upper-echelon ranks within the Stalinist state has weakened his support among those in power and the people themselves. Published September 30, 2015

ISIS planning 'nuclear tsunami'

Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Published September 28, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his U.N. speech, aims to project power and poke a geopolitical finger in America's eye, intelligence sources say. (Associated Press)

Putin: Breakup of USSR a great tragedy for Russians

TASS, the Russian state news service reported today on Vladimir Putin's comments to Charlie Rose in an interview held in the United States prior to Mr. Putin's speech to the United Nations. Published September 28, 2015

Artem Sytnyk, head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU)

Can this man save Ukraine?

Svitlana meets me at the building entrance, sharply dressed and professional. I find out later that she is a volunteer, hoping to earn a position at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). Published September 25, 2015

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama to get Mideast marching orders from Putin

Now that President Obama has abdicated American leadership in the Middle East and wasted thousands of lives and a trillion dollars in the process, he has agreed to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during his upcoming trip to New York City for a speech at the United Nations. Published September 24, 2015

China edgy about aggressive North Korea

Recent information coming out of North Korea points to Kim Jong-un's regime attempting to launch a satellite into space and is preparing for a fourth nuclear test after restarting all of its atomic plants Published September 18, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP/file)

Russia ready to send combat troops to Syria

Russian official news agency TASS reported Friday that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Russia is ready to send combat troops to Syria if "asked" by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Published September 18, 2015

Some security analysts say Russia's influence in Syria is the latest example of President Obama's inability to confront Vladimir Putin, who has refused to back down from military aggression in Ukraine despite harsh economic sanctions coordinated by the U.S. and its European allies. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Putin scares Obama in Syria, tees up sanctions relief

You have to hand it to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He really knows how to play the global game of chess with a weak hand and come out on top, always one step ahead of the Obama administration. Published September 17, 2015

The Cold War that Kennedy fought

After perusing the majority the Kennedy Presidential Daily Briefs, almost 2,500 documents, the overwhelming impression I gathered from this exercise is that the Soviet Union really was trying to take over the world. Published September 16, 2015

A South Korean man watches TV news program showing a file footage of the Unha rocket in North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. North Korea said Monday it is ready to launch satellites aboard long-range rockets to mark a key national anniversary next month, a move expected to rekindle animosities with its rivals South Korea and the United States. (AP Photo/ahn Young-joon)

No sign of North Korean launch preparations

Despite yesterday's pronouncement by the North Korean Director of the National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) that the world could expect a satellite launch in the near future, there are no overt preparations being made at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Published September 15, 2015

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korea threatens U.S. nuclear attack

Before the ink is even dry on President Obama's Iran nuclear deal, the subject of the last nuclear agreement conducted with a rogue state by Democratic President Bill Clinton in the '90s, the North Korean Dear Leader, Kim Jong-un, has just threatened to nuke the United States. Published September 15, 2015

The USS Stark, its flag at half mast, limps toward Bahrain Tuesday, May 19, 1987, with a gaping and jagged hole in the hull below her bridge. Thirty-seven sailers were killed when a French-made Exocet missile exploded on the Stark after being fired at by an Iraq jet fighter Sunday night. (AP Photo/Zouhair Saade)

Could Iran destroy our Navy in the Persian Gulf?

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei sent a tweet titled, "If any war happens ..." Associated with the tweet was a staged video of Iran destroying U.S. Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf or Strait of Hormuz using small boat tactics with anti-ship missiles. Published September 14, 2015