Author page: Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.)

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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Stanley McChrystal States Strategy for Afghanistan — ‘Muddle Along’

There is a mind-numbing consensus among U.S. military leaders, past and present, that goes a long way to explain the 17-year stalemate in Afghanistan. They are clueless and stuck on automatic pilot. Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, who gives highly paid lectures on “Lessons of…

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Attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi is a Game-Changer

Armed separatists of the Balochistan [Pakistan] Liberation Army (BLA) stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and three insurgents died. Although there have been numerous isolated attacks on Chinese personnel working in Pakistan…

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