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America’s Patriots Deserve Better Leaders

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One thing that continues to ring true in American politics is that our men and women on the front lines deserve much better and selfless leadership.

With daily occurrences of our elected and appointed leaders exposed as playing by a set of rules that are more generous and fluid than the rest of America is expected to abide by, it is time for our country to say enough is enough and give our patriots serving on the front lines the leaders they deserve and the ones who will have their backs and hold themselves equally accountable.

Brandon Blackburn

Brandon Blackburn is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and former CIA Counterterrorism Officer. During his time in the CIA, Blackburn served multiple tours in the Middle East; including Iraq, Jordan, and in Afghanistan. Since departing the agency, Blackburn co-founded Tip Of The Spear Productions and Consulting, where he and his team work on media productions aimed at telling the stories of law enforcement and military and also consults with law enforcement and private businesses on national security related issues. Additionally, he is a Consulting Producer for “Live PD” on A&E and co-hosts and produces the Talking Terrorism Podcast, along with reformed terrorist Mubin Shaikh. Blackburn also holds a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA with a concentration in International Business.

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