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History Matters: Super Battleships to Super Missiles

The Japanese super battleships sounded incredibly scary on paper, but they ended up having very little effect on World War II. The examples of those battleships provide numerous, important lessons for today. The new ships, Musashi and Yamato, were literally in their own class. They displaced 73,000 tons, which was 40 percent larger than the […]

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Trump Intimates Royal London Hospital is ‘War Zone’ with Blood from ‘Knives, Knives, Knives’

At the recent NRA conference in Dallas, Texas, President Donald Trump took to the podium mic and said, “I recently read a story that in London, which has unbelievably tough gun laws, a once very prestigious hospital–right in the middle–is like a war zone for horrible stabbing wounds. “Yes, that’s right,” he continued. “They don’t […]

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The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought

Sifting through the wreckage of the 2016 election, Democratic pollsters, strategists and sympathetic academics have reached some unnerving conclusions.

What the autopsy reveals is that Democratic losses among working class voters were not limited to whites; that crucial constituencies within the party see its leaders as alien; and that unity over economic populism may not be able to turn back the conservative tide.

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The OpsLens Team

The OpsLens Team Ron Hammond FOUNDER AND CEO Ron Hammond is Senior Advisor and Board Member for OpsLens. Hammond is a former CIA Operations Officer and US Army Guard Officer. He has over 28 years in the Intelligence Community where he focused on the Middle East and South Asia, more specifically on combating terrorism and [...]

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President Trump Takes Red Line More Seriously Than His Predecessor

“After seven years of inaction by the previous administration, this has been a startling, strong, pivotal, and good first step.” Donald Trump launched air strikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack. The fact that the almost 60 or so cruise missiles fired from two destroyers is not the most impressive […]

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A Surprise Attack From China May Be the Next Pearl Harbor

“Based on recent Chinese conflicts, the strategic culture of the region, and the increasingly sophisticated means to carry it out, the next Pearl Harbor has a good chance of coming from a surprise attack of Chinese ballistic missile forces…” Analysts often discuss China’s new technologies such as the new carrier killing missiles and advanced fighters […]

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Black Lives Matters Joins Fight for 15 Groups

Black Lives Matters fails to see that wage hikes will remove job opportunities for those they are trying to ‘help’… Black Lives Matter activists have partnered with Fight for $15 groups to schedule nationwide protests to raise the minimum wage. They claim that racism and economic exploitation are inextricably linked. This post isn’t going to […]

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Media Continues to Ignore ISIS War Crimes Instead Focuses Wrath on United States

“ISIS continues to brutally kill civilians and exacerbate war crimes to astonishing new levels yet the hypocritical media blatantly continues to ignore this facet and instead condemns America for their brutality.” Civilian casualties have been mounting in the City of Mosul as a result of the ongoing war with ISIS and its dense civilian population. Describing the […]

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NATO Expands to Include Montenegro

“The strength of the alliance comes from the willingness of the member states to use force when needed…”  The Senate voted on Tuesday to allow the nation of Montenegro to join NATO. Critics from the right such as Rand Paul argued that Montenegro is a tiny country that few Americans could locate on a map […]

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Amidst NATO Budget Quarrels, US and British Troops Deploy to Counter Russian Aggression

American soldiers recently arrived in Poland, while British soldiers have deployed to Estonia. In total the forward deployment by NATO forces consists of 4 battalions, of about 1,000 each, in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Most are strategically located countries in the Baltic Sea that have often been intimidated and absorbed by Russia. These countries only gained […]

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Ahead of Major Movie Premiere, “Beauty and the Beast” Director Stirs Needless Controversy Over Gay Moment

Though several other films, to include children’s titles, have begun to include gay characters and themes, Beauty and the Beast has intentionally marketed their ‘blink of an eye’ gay moment… I’ve seen a good deal about the controversial gay character in Beauty and the Beast, and while I haven’t seen the movie yet, the director […]

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Fear of Trump Greatly Aids US Negotiating Power

While there are many drawbacks to fear on a personal level, when it comes to foreign policy, fear is a useful tool that brings opponents to the negotiating table… Concern and fear are often framed as unwanted, negative emotions. For example, I wouldn’t want my daughter to live with constant fear. Therapists normally suggest that omnipresent […]

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A ‘Day without a Woman,’ but Not Without Elitism

While the US is not perfect, it is far preferable to many other countries. Why else would we be arguing about how to handle so many immigrants and refugees from lesser environments? Activists want today to be a “day without women.” The organizers explain that because women receive “lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to […]

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