The Wilkerson Report

Wilkerson: From Qatar to Syria, Trump & Gulf Allies Target Iran

June 6, 2017

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says that the Trump administration and its Gulf allies are taking aim at Iran through the re-ignited dispute with Qatar. Sources also claim the Pentagon has directed U.S. troops to directly confront Iranian-backed forces inside Syria

Wilkerson on Afghanistan: The Longest U.S. War Will Go on for Decades

May 4, 2017

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says geopolitics and the Taliban’s military strength will help keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for decades to come.

Wilkerson: U.S. Incoherence, THAAD Missile System Disrupt the Korean Peninsula

May 2, 2017

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the Trump administration’s mixed messages on North Korea and the new THAAD missile system are sowing confusion in the Korean Peninsula ahead of a crucial South Korean vote

Wilkerson: Trump’s New National Security Advisor Believes in Empire, More Realpolitik than Flynn

March 6, 2017

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says General H.R. McMaster might be more restrained about military action, but will support massive budget increase to military and the imperial mission

Global Warming is a Public Health Nightmare

March 1, 2017

Environmental health pioneer Gary Cohen says increased rates of asthma, infectious disease, and water contamination are about the hazard faced by the global community

How Trump Could Widen Divisions Within the Republican Party

February 14, 2017

Other countries might begin to see opportunities to take advantage of the Trump administration due to its glaring inexperience, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Invoking God, Trump Calls for International War Against ISIS – Is Iraq Next?

January 24, 2017

Paul Jay and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson discuss the potential foreign policy of the new administration in light of President Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. might re-invade Iraq and take the oil

Larry Wilkerson: A Solution for Syria Will Require the United States to Concede on Assad

November 1, 2016

The US is making two fundamental mistakes by continuing to insist that Assad must go and supporting rebel groups that look a lot like Al-Qaeda, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

After Mosul, Whither ISIS?

October 18, 2016

ISIS is on the run and might head towards Egypt or Israel after getting kicked out of Iraq and Syria, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

US-Russia Tensions Escalating Over Fate of Assad

October 18, 2016

These times are more dangerous because they lack the fixed parameters and clear red lines of the Cold War days, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Obama Pressures Germany to Commit More Troops for NATO Exercises on Ukraine Border

April 26, 2016

In Europe, President Obama commits more special forces for Syria but Larry Wilkerson says he is more concerned about dangerous and provocative posturing on the Ukraine border

The Problem of International “Terrorism” Is Here To Stay

April 12, 2016

Col. Larry Wilkerson, professor and former chief of staff to Colin Powell, was back for his weekly report, this time focused on the origins of ISIS and Al-Qaeda

What Turkey & Saudi Arabia Aim to Gain with Possible Ground Invasion in Syria

February 15, 2016

Col. Larry Wilkerson says Turkish and Saudi officials may be bluffing, but the prospect nevertheless is a calamity reminiscent of pre-World War I conditions

Ousting Assad is Counterproductive and Illegal, Says Congresswoman

December 1, 2015

Larry Wilkerson discusses a bill introduced by US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard that seeks to redress the failed Syria strategy

Wilkerson: The Hypocrisy of U.S. Syria Policy (2/2)

November 29, 2015

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the U.S./Saudi unholy alliance in Syria and a relationship that has distorted development throughout the region

Wilkerson: The Hypocrisy of U.S. Syria Policy (1/2)

November 24, 2015

As Putin visits Iran, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the U.S./Saudi alliance in Syria and a relationship shrouded in secrecy

Paris Evokes 9/11 in State of Fear and Revenge

November 17, 2015

In reference to attacks in Paris, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the reincarnation of al-Qaeda in ISIS must be rationally dealt with if their defeat is the goal

Skin in the Game: Poor Kids and Patriots

September 22, 2015

Larry Wilkerson says Gen. Dennis Laich’s book – Skin in the Game – demonstrates that an all volunteer military force is no longer sustainable, morally nor fiscally

Computer Voting and Stealing Democracy

August 25, 2015

Larry Wilkerson says, that computerized voting has increased the capacity of cheating with precision, consistency and efficiency without any forensic evidence

Will Congress Unravel the Iran Nuclear Deal?

July 30, 2015

Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson says despite its flaws, real national security experts are all in favor of the deal