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Past:
  • The D.C. Clothesline
  • American Thinker
  • Modern War Institute
  • Military Times
  • The Daily Caller
  • Family Security Fnd
  • Washington Examiner
  • The Hill

Past articles by Lawrence:

How COVID-19 was made

There is ongoing censorship, even in the scientific literature, to restrict publication of information contrary to the accepted narrative that COVID-19 is naturally-occurring. What follows is not an analysis of motivations or an indictment meant to assign blame, but a history of scientific investigation that eventually led to COVID-19. A recent news article published in the scientific … → Read More

What does a US foreign policy success in the Middle East look like?

The answer is exemplified by the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, where we allow, even encourage, the fanatics to kill each other, given their seemingly insatiable appetite for internecine warfare, preferably without an American presence. It is... → Read More

What does a US foreign policy success in the Middle East look like?

The answer is exemplified by the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, where we allow, even encourage, the fanatics to kill each other, given their seemingly insatiable appetite for internecine warfare, preferably without an American presence. It is... → Read More

Strategic Folly and the Consequences of America’s Unending War in Afghanistan

If a recent article published by the Modern War Institute at West Point, “Don’t Let Kabul 2020 Look Like Saigon 1975: The Dangers of a Precipitous Afghanistan Withdrawal,” represents the prevailing American views on military strategy, then it goes a long way to explain why the United States lost the Afghanistan War. The authors did … → Read More

The US is unprepared for space cyberwarfare

China and Russia have placed a high priority on developing superiority within the electromagnetic battlespace, the author of this commentary says. → Read More

SELLIN: The Main Beneficiary Of Trump’s Surrender In Afghanistan? China

Even if America isn't willing to save Afghanistan, we should at least be interested in saving ourselves → Read More

SELLIN: Washington’s Incompetence Led To Our Defeat In Afghanistan

Thousands of American lives will be lost or ruined and over a trillion dollars spent — in vain. → Read More

SELLIN: What Happens After The Taliban Win?

Islamic extremism and ethnic separatism are growing and resilient → Read More

SELLIN: Salvaging America’s Defeat In Afghanistan

It is no longer a question of whether the United States will leave Afghanistan; it is a question of under what conditions. → Read More

Liberals Hate Trump More Than They Love America

Who are “they?” Every Trump voter knows that. They are all of the Democrats, most of the media and many in the Republican Party. They make up → Read More

SELLIN: Trump Is Wrong To Withdraw Troops From Syria

Overruling many of his military and civilian advisers, President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of 2,000 American troops from Syria → Read More

SELLIN: A Look Inside The Taliban’s Safe Havens In Pakistan

The United States is well down the path to a humiliating defeat → Read More

OPINION: 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... → Read More

OPINION: Stanley McChrystal’s 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... → Read More

OPINION: China Will Win Afghanistan — To America’s Embarrassment

President Trump sent a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan stating that relations with Pakistan are “very important” to solving the Afghan war. → Read More

OPINION: Trump’s Clueless War In Afghanistan

Yes, it is President Trump’s war now and he doesn’t know what to do about it. The bad news is that neither do those advising him. → Read More

OPINION: Attack On The Chinese Consulate In Karachi Is A Game-Changer

Armed separatists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday... → Read More

OPINION: Trump Is Right About Pakistan

During an interview with Fox News, President Trump stated that Pakistan has done little to curtail Islamic extremism — even sheltering al Qaeda leader Osama... → Read More

OPINION: The End Game In Afghanistan Is Beginning

Just in case I have not been noisy enough on the topic, China and Pakistan have plainly stated their plans for Afghanistan and South Asia → Read More

OPINION: Pakistani-Chinese Naval Capabilities A Growing Threat

The China-Pakistan Military Corridor will isolate India, increase the vulnerability of U.S. operations in the Persian Gulf area and outflank a U.S. naval base. → Read More