Author page: Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.)

America’s One Big Mistake in Afghanistan – Fighting the Wrong War

In his June 23, 2019 Military Times opinion article “America’s three big mistakes in Afghanistan,” Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc (Ret) correctly noted three factors, which contributed to the pending U.S. defeat in Afghanistan: “Misstep No. 1: The expansion of US forces and the introduction of large conventional units into…

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The Incompetence of Washington, DC, Led to Our Defeat in Afghanistan

It is all over for the United States in Afghanistan except for negotiating surrender terms and a humiliating retreat; an exit parade of American vehicles as Pakistanis cheer their victory over us, courtesy of their Taliban proxies. Yet the incompetence continues, even as the year’s second American soldier was killed in Afghanistan.…

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A Look Inside the Taliban’s Safe Havens in Pakistan

There is an extensive Taliban infrastructure and support network in Pakistan along its border with Afghanistan, which includes education, recruiting, training, financing and command and control centers. In these areas, the Taliban often operate freely alongside the Pakistani military and with the support of Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency, the ISI.…

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China and Pakistan Unveil Their Plan for Afghanistan

The China Daily, a Chinese government media outlet, published an article, “Pakistan key to Afghan peace process,” by an author from Pakistan, an ally of China, which not only drips with irony but unabashedly explains the Chinese-Pakistani plan for the future of Afghanistan. It originates from the “non-governmental” Beijing think tank, the…

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