Maj. Danny Sjursen Interviews Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell

A deep dive into the mind of COL(R) Larry Wilkerson, his career as a U.S. Army officer to include combat in Vietnam, his close professional relationship with Colin Powell, his time at the State Department during the Bush II era, his thoughts on various conflicts to include Iraq and Syria, and his thoughts on the murder of George Floyd amidst the COVID-19 era.

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, and member of that staff responsible for East Asia and the Pacific, political-military and legislative affairs (2001-02).

Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army. During that time, he was a member of the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College (1987 to 1989), Special Assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia (1993-97).

Wilkerson retired from active service in 1997 as a colonel, and began work as an advisor to General Powell. He has also taught national security affairs in the Honors Program at the George Washington University. He is currently working on a book about the first George W. Bush administration.

5 thoughts on “Maj. Danny Sjursen Interviews Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell”

  1. I find it disgusting this love affair that you Democratic Party ‘pacifists’ have with these only very nominally ‘dissident’ military thugs who pose themselves off as being intellectuals of a sort. You’re only fooling yourselves as these creeps are part of the US War Machine as much as the mad dogs are.

      1. Perhaps Danny has become one of them, Brockland? Most pacifists in the US do tend to vote DP.

    1. Did you at least hear them out before drawing conclusions? With the draft suspended, most Americans have no idea of what real military service and being a vet is like anymore.

      Also, some of the worst war mongers and inspirers of war mongers in history were also intellectuals. Being certified smart and well read is no guarantor of civility.

      The early intellectual’s purpose was not just to think, but serve the Sovereign. Founding modern political scientist Niccolo Machiavelli aspired to when he wrote The Prince. The inventor Leonardo Da Vinci was an arms designer whose inventioons included a tank and crossbow machine gun.

      “Leonardo’s War Machines – The Italian Genius May Have Deliberately Sabotaged His Own Designs” – Elly Farelly, WarHistoryOnline, Dec. 30, 2017.

      Famed geographer and scientist Halford Mackinder was the founder of modern geopolitics and his work became the intellectual raison d’etre of Russophobia and the Long War against Russia.

      Sinophobia also has intellectual roots.

      “The Deeper Historical Roots of Chinese Demonization” – Pepe Escobar, Global Research, May 4 2020.

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