Author page: Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.)

The killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and its consequences

According to the latest news reports, a US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport killed the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force unit, General Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a Shia paramilitary force made up of…

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From US perspective, Pervez Musharraf gets a well-earned sentence

Since independence, there has been no more accurate barometer of the malfeasance of Pakistan’s government or the volatility of its political system than the frequent fate of the country’s leaders – assassination, execution, prison or disgrace. Such is the fate of Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, who was…

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Ukraine was the Origin of the Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax

December 2015 was a pivotal month in many respects. During the first week of December 2015, Donald Trump began to establish a substantial lead over his Republican primary opponents. Vice President Joseph Biden traveled to Ukraine to announce, on December 7th, a $190 million program to “fight corruption in law enforcement and reform the…

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Exit Wounds

Without appropriate planning,the departure of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan could, warns Lawrence Sellin, have unintended and disturbing geopolitical consequences. Any major geopolitical withdrawal has the potential to produce a power vacuum. A successful outcome achieves burden shifting while securing US national interests and ensuring that America’s adversaries do not…

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The Deep State’s Vendetta Against General Flynn Led to the Russia Collusion Hoax

Long before he met Donald Trump in August 2015, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn was a man marked by the Obama administration. To them, he was a dangerous ticking bomb because of his deep intelligence knowledge and his outspoken opposition to President Obama’s cavalier attitude toward the resurgent threat of terrorism…

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The US is Unprepared for Space-Cyberwarfare

Virtually every aspect of American national security, including the detection of threats, the use of weapons, the deployment of forces and their resupply, is now dependent on the integrity of critical space-based capabilities. In defense parlance those systems are known as command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR)…

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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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