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Trump’s Middle Eastern War, A Bay of Pigs in the making

OpEd: An open plea to the Trump Administration to not abandon America’s Kurdish allies as they wage war on the Islamic State. In January 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took control of the Syrian city of al Raqqa, making it the de-facto… Keep Reading

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FIBA’s ‘hijab ban’ still the rule in women’s basketball

OpEd: Lima Charlie Correspondent Stephanie Kline reports on The International Basketball Federation’s slow pace in removing an antiquated and discriminatory “hijab ban” and a failed commitment to religious and political neutrality. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the Swiss-based 213 member association governing international competition in… Keep Reading

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Over 10,000 gather in NYC to protest Trump ‘Muslim Ban’

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown New York City this Sunday to protest President Trump’s Executive Order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and Syrian refugees indefinitely. NEW YORK CITY – Lima Charlie News… Keep Reading

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#GailForce: Reflections From the Women’s March

Capt. Gail Harris reflects on a long road and personal journey that led her to the Women’s March in Washington, DC. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Edmund Burke This past weekend, for the… Keep Reading

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Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ highlights civilian-military divide

Forbes recently released its 2017 class of “30 Under 30” in Law and Policy and “30 Under 30” Social Entrepreneurs. Each list is full of innovators, thought leaders, and amazingly talented people that are going to redefine the world. The list, however, failed to include… Keep Reading

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Jordan, a Middle East crossroads in crisis

Op-Ed. A staunch US ally, Jordan has for a long time been a reliable recruiting ground for jihadist entities. In the midst of an economic crisis, a refugee crisis, unemployment, and even a drought, Jordan has now seen a dramatic increase in extremism within its… Keep Reading

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Should the U.S. Shift From Saudi Arabia to Iran?

A candid examination of the prospect of moving on from Saudi influence towards a partnership with Iran. Those who oppose a shift away from Saudi Arabia as a primary ally in the Middle East tend to fall into one of two distinct camps: those self-interested in… Keep Reading

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Last Minute Letters from Veterans About Election Day 2016

Lima Charlie News received a flurry of OpEd submissions from U.S. military veterans seeking to have their voices heard before Election Day, eager to weigh in on Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton one last time. We decided to include 5 of them here for consideration.… Keep Reading

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American Woman: When Double Standards Shape An Election

OpEd: #GailForce Captain Gail Harris examines how the media’s double standard failed America in the race between Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump for the White House. According to the Greek writer Pausanias, “Know Thyself” was inscribed on the Temple at Delphi. As we approach a day… Keep Reading

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On Trump Supporters: Who in Washington cares about us?

OpEd: A U.S. Marine Corps veteran examines Donald Trump’s appeal and asks ‘Who in Washington cares about us?’ Trump supporters are the next Nazi party. This suggestion is pervasive in anti-Trump media. But it doesn’t have much to do with actual Trump supporters. It’s potent storytelling… Keep Reading

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#GailForce Report: Cyber Security to Cyber Warfare

Part 2 of Capt. Gail Harris’ report about the recent Intelligence & National Security Summit and the challenges facing the Intelligence Community: Cyber Security The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other. —Thomas Stallkamp By Capt. Gail Harris, Lima Charlie News [continued from Part 1].  … Keep Reading

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