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Lawrence B. "Larry" Wilkerson is a retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.

"He had absolutely no concern that the vast majority of Guantánamo detainees were innocent ... If hundreds of innocent individuals had to suffer in order to detain a handful of hardcore terrorists, so be it."
Lawrence Wilkerson, referring to US Vice President Richard Cheney [1]
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Lawrence Wilkerson, a former United States Army colonel and chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, made clear, at the beginning of a new The Real News interview, his concern about President Donald Trump appointing John Bolton as the president's national security advisor. "I would agree ...
by Lawrence Wilkerson. On MSNBC's “All In” on March 13, I discussed how the removal of Rex Tillerson from the position of secretary of state was the final triumph of largely Republican efforts—but with complicit Democrats as well—to consolidate the making of foreign and security policy exclusively in the ...

“We've been here before,” College of William & Mary Professor Lawrence Wilkerson declared in a Monday The Real News interview in which he relates his less-than-optimistic take on an anticipated meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.
Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, discussed what he viewed as ideal foreign policy with Temple Emanuel congregants in Great Neck on Friday night, cautioning against repeating the mistakes of the Bush administration. Wilkerson also said that the United ...
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, ...
Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, warned in Washington approximately a week ago. Wilkerson, a retired army colonel who now teaches at Washington-area universities, didn't hold back in his critique of where the status quo is leading the United States via its client ...

VIdeo: Col. Larry Wilkerson speaking at the National Press Club the day before the official AIPAC Conference. The alternative conference was titled: 'U.S.-Israel Relations and Middle East Policy'. Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in ...
Israel is trying to “suck America into” a war with Iran that could destabilize the Middle East and lead to a world war in much the way that the imperial rivalries in 1914 led to the First World War, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, warned in Washington last week.
As President Trump requests a military parade, Congress has approved a new budget that increases military spending to record levels. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that from Trump's cabinet on down, there is "too much military." ...
Delinda Hanley: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is up next, and his bio is incredibly long. He has a lot to talk about, so I'm going to shorten it. He is going to talk about “Is the U.S. Ramping up its Military Presence in Syria and Preparing to Attack Iran for Israel?" His last position in the government was as Secretary ...
Delinda Hanley: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is up next, and his bio is incredibly long. He has a lot to talk about, so I'm going to shorten it. He is going to talk about “Is the U.S. Ramping up its Military Presence in Syria and Preparing to Attack Iran for Israel?" His last position in the government was as Secretary ...
Col. (ret.) Lawrence Wilkerson is distinguished adjunct professor of government and public policy at the College of William and Mary. He previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. During Wilkerson's 31 years in the U.S. Army, he was a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval ...
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. ...
... Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. It was a speech Powell would later call a blot on his career. Is President Trump doing the same thing now with Iran? We speak to Powell's former chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. He recently wrote a piece titled “I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once.
Eleven months ago, shortly after Trump took office, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speculated on how he had been “…led to believe that maybe even the Democratic Party, whatever element of it, approached John Brennan at the CIA, maybe even the ...
Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran — with the main difference being that the outcome now could “be significantly worse”.
Why, then, Wilkerson? Why accept a piece whose main thrust is so ludicrous as to make its author appear to be just a few twitches short of a trip to the loony bin? The answer is simple and scary: It's because many on the well-groomed left, even if not subscribing to the classical definitions of anti-Semitism, ...

WASHINGTON - JUNE 26: Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, testifies during a hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee on pre-war intelligence relating to the 2003 invasion of Iraq on Capitol Hill June 26, 2006 in Washington, DC. The committee heard ...
Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran -- with the main difference being that the outcome now could "be significantly worse" ...
In a New York Times op-ed marking 15 years since Colin Powell's United Nations speech making the case for war with Iraq, retired Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who helped draft the speech as Powell's chief of staff, warns, “the Trump administration is using much the same playbook [as the Bush ...
The Trump administration “is using much the same playbook to create a false choice that war is the only way to address the challenges presented by Iran” as the George W. Bush administration used to gain support for the Iraq War. College of William & Mary Professor Lawrence Wilkerson presents this ...
In a New York Times op-ed marking 15 years since Colin Powell's United Nations speech making the case for war with Iraq, retired Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who helped draft the speech as Powell's chief of staff, warns, “the Trump administration is using much the same playbook [as the Bush ...
Col (retd) Lawrence Wilkerson served as secretary Powell's chief of staff from 2002 to 2005. In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Wilkerson writes that: "President George W. Bush would have ordered the war even without the United Nations presentation, or if Secretary Powell had failed miserably in ...
Fifteen years ago this week, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture that war was the only choice, that when “we confront a regime that harbors ambitions for regional domination, ...
Whistleblower at the CIA is best summed up by this statement by Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell: “Mel Goodman's Whistleblower at the CIA confirmed for me what my own experiences had revealed during six hectic days and seven sleepless nights at CIA ...
According to Orwell, an empire must be in continuous war. War or military action are effective methods to keep the masses in poverty and ignorant. If masses educate themselves, they will overthrow the elites. War is an effective weapon utilized by many empires, in order to maintain elitism and control minds ...
Whistleblower at the CIA is best summed up by this statement by Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell: “Mel Goodman's Whistleblower at the CIA confirmed for me what my own experiences had revealed during six hectic days and seven sleepless nights at CIA ...
(Republican hypocrisy is truly astonishing!) While Republican leaders claim they are in an ideological fight over the principles of “small government,” their actions, and some “former” Republicans, say otherwise. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson has publicly stated the Republican Party is “full of racists” who wanted ...
One of Powell's aides, Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson told CNN"it was the lowest point in my life." GettyImages-93116723 Then-Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a vial that he said was the size that could be used to hold anthrax as he addresses the U.N. Security Council February 5, 2003 at the ...
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, ...
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, ...
Colonel Lawrence B. Larry Wilkerson, a retired military officer and head of the Colin L. Powell office, the former US State Secretary has warned over the possible fight between the world and region super-power countries in Afghanistan. In an interview with The Real News on Thursday, Wilkerson said the ...
Lawrence Wilkerson is Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. He was chief of staff to secretary of state Colin Powell from 2002-05, with a portfolio that included North Korea; special assistant to Powell as an Army colonel when Powell was chairman of the ...
On July 23, retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson appeared on MSNBC and accused Israel of increasing the tension surrounding Al Aqsa Mosque by installing metal detectors nearby. "The ultimate [Israeli] goal with regard to the mosque is to drive the Palestinians and Arabs in general out ...
At a time when the divides between Republicans and Democrats in Congress appear deeper than ever, it is rare to find examples of bipartisan support for thoughtful foreign policy initiatives. The growing concern by members of both parties over U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen is an opportunity ...
Lawrence Wilkerson told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that the nature of the Trump administration is “like a mafia family,” in regards to former FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony for Thursday's Senate hearings. Comey's written statement suggested that Trump had asked him for an oath of loyalty, ...
Former Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says that he has never been as concerned about the state of this country as he is today. Wilkerson, who also served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, on Saturday said world relations are more concerning today than they were during some ...
Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson Shreds White House For 'Rank Amateurism'. “This is amateurism and amateurism looks to the world just like what it is: amateurism.” By Ed Mazza ...
Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to then-national security adviser Colin Powell, does not believe the official U.S. government narrative on Syria. During an interview on The Real News Network (TRNN) with TRNN CEO and senior editor Paul Jay on Friday, Wilkerson said that the Syrian ...
... Great Hall in. Retired Army Colonel and former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson spoke about the inexperience of the Trump administration and other concerns Wednesday night at the Memorial Union. ... retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson during his lecture on redefining global and national security.
AMES, Iowa -- An open critic of U.S. foreign policy — who is a former Bush administration State Department official and retired U.S. Army officer — will speak at Iowa State University. Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will present "Redefining Global and National Security" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb ...
Today we're going to talk with Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson who worked in the Bush Administration under Secretary of State Colin Powell. He'll be speaking in Sarasota in a few days. And later we'll talk with members of the group Florida Veterans for Common Sense which is bringing Col. Wilkerson ...
“Meeting Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Colin Powell when he was secretary of state, was a flashpoint for me. I was so struck by his expertise and experiences,” he said. “He did a really good job of blending his past with the current issues of the day.” Meeting with John Rizzo, head counsel at the ...
One of Powell's aides, Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson told CNN"it was the lowest point in my life." GettyImages-93116723 Then-Secretary of State Colin Powell holds up a vial that he said was the size that could be used to hold anthrax as he addresses the U.N. Security Council February 5, 2003 at the ...
Lawrence Wilkerson write, also reflected in the inherent "unfairness" that feeds off the "all-volunteer force." They detailed how the US's systemic inequality is reflected in the undeniable fact that the job of fighting now falls disproportionately on Americans from rural communities and "less well-to-do" areas.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy Lawrence Wilkerson's last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass, ...
Loree Sutton; and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Gathr Films' Theatrical on Demand model makes it possible for individuals to book “Thank You for Your Service” into their local theaters by becoming a “movie captain” and then encouraging friends, members of Veterans Service Organizations and colleagues to ...
Loree Sutton; and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Gathr Films' Theatrical on Demand model makes it possible for individuals to book “Thank You for Your Service” into their local theaters by becoming a “movie captain” and then encouraging friends, members of Veterans Service Organizations and colleagues to ...
He plans to focus on how North Carolina has a role to play based on examples of accountability efforts in South Africa and Latin America and beyond. In announcing the creation of the torture commission earlier this year, Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired U.S. Army colonel who served as chief of staff to former ...
Lawrence Wilkerson is an American national treasure. His constant fact-based commentary is a delight to hear. How nice it would be if TRNN was to institute an annual National Treasure award, perhaps in several categories - political economy, warfare, society, etc. I have no doubt Col Wilkerson will ...


 

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