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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

L. TODD WOOD: 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)

L. TODD WOOD: 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

L. TODD WOOD: The Cold War that John F. 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)

L.TODD WOOD: 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

L. TODD WOOD: 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)

L. TODD WOOD: 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

Syrian President Bashar Assad continues to be a thorn in U.S.-Russia talks for peace in the Middle East as the U.S. backs Mr. Assad while Russia supports nearby Iran against him. (Associated Press)

L. TODD WOOD: Russia admits troops in Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Reuters Wednesday that Russia indeed has advisers in Syria training and assisting Assad government forces. Published September 9, 2015

A congressional aide said the legislation is aimed to thwart U.S. spy agencies from giving secrets to an investigation of NSA activities by a German parliamentary committee. The panel was formed after spying disclosures from renegade NSA contractor Edward Snowden. (Associated Press)

L. TODD WOOD: Edward Snowden calls out Hillary Clinton from Moscow

From Russia, with love, Edward Snowden lashed out at his critics and slammed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton during an online interview with Al Jazeera. From Russia, with love, Edward Snowden lashed out at his critics and slammed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton during an online interview with Al Jazeera. Published September 7, 2015

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mualem, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Monday, June 29, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

L. TODD WOOD: Putin puts boots on the ground in Syria

Last month, the Obama administration squealed and complained to the Kremlin, when Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, visited Moscow in an apparent violation of a U.N. travel ban due to Soleimani's sponsorship of terrorism. Published September 1, 2015

Police officers give medical aid to a colleague after a grenade blast during a clash between protesters and police after vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vladimir Donsov)

L. TODD WOOD: Kiev erupts over status changes in the East per Minsk Agreement

Protests turned violent outside of the Ukrainian parliament today as lawmakers considered granting special status to the separatist regions in East Ukraine as required by the Minsk agreement negotiated between Germany, France, Russia, and Kiev. According to the Ukrainian government, MPs gave initial approval to the proposal; however, the deal's final passage is far from assured. Published August 31, 2015