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What's Going on in the Pacific? Navy Expands Investigation Into Fourth Major Collision Since January

On Monday, the USS John S. McCain, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, collided with Liberian flagged oil tanker, Alnic MC, near one of the world’s busiest straits in Singapore, and it has many security analysts questioning whether this was a deliberate act or a complete accident.

Five sailors were injured in the collision that caused a gaping hole in the side of the ship, and 10 sailors are missing. Remains have also been found in a locked compartment door.

This is the second major collision in the past two months and the fourth major warship accident in Pacific waters since January.

The unusual frequency of accidents has prompted a decision by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to conduct a broad investigation into the recent accidents, a decision backed by Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Although there is no immediate evidence of hacking, Fox News reported cyber experts believe hacking is possible due to the location of the warships. The Navy did not give an immediate explanation for the collision and is not ruling out a possible cyber attack.

Four accidents have occurred since January in Asian waters:

January – USS Antietam, a guided missile cruiser runs aground while anchoring near Yokosuka base in Japan. Capt. Joseph Carrigan is removed from command.

May – USS Lake Champlain collides with a South Korean fishing boat. No injuries.

June – USS Fitzgerald collides with a container ship near the coast of Japan. Seven sailors died.

August – USS John S. McCain, a Navy guided-missile destroyer, collided with a Liberian flagged oil tanker in waters near Singapore. Ten sailors are missing.

Today on Think Tank the panel discussed the Navy’s reaction and the possibility of a cyber attack.

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Jason Whitlock: Here’s why black men & black Americans relate to Donald Trump

Black celebrities like Kanye West & Ice Cube aren't alone. In fact, sportswriter Jason Whitlock says it shouldn't be a surprise that more and more black men are supporting Donald Trump. He says that unlike President Obama, Trump actually "has a record" of helping black Americans. And, because he's an alpha male, Whitlock says the president's fearlessness is something black men relate to. Whitlock explains why Trump nearly convinced him to register to vote, and he describes how his long-time Democratic mother reacted when she experienced a softer side to the president.

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Megyn Kelly: Media coverage of President Trump is ‘DISGUSTING’

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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2020 M1 VIRTUAL GALA: Watch the entire event here in case you missed it live

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Bill O’Reilly: 'Be cautioned' if you think Hunter Biden story is enough to nail Joe

Bill O'Reilly is back! He joins Glenn to discuss the second — and last — presidential debate of the campaign season and he comments on whether or not Trump did enough to convince the average, uninformed voter of Joe's blatant corruption overseas. O'Reilly explains the origin of the Democrat narrative on Russian interference, why moderator Kristen Welker tried to stay off the Ukraine topic, and whether or not he believes Joe will be taken down by stories that mostly center on his son, Hunter.