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Colonel Wilkerson on Ukraine, NATO, Assange and Israel's war

Colonel Wilkerson on Ukraine, NATO, Assange and Israel’s war

29. February 2024

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In this episode of The Source, we talk to Lawrence Wilkerson, retired Army colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, about Ukraine, the Julian Assange case and Gaza. We assess the state of the war in Ukraine after its two-year anniversary on February 24. We also look at why the mainstream media does not commemorate the US invasion of Iraq with the same qualitative and quantitative coverage every year on March 30, an invasion that was not only based on the lie of weapons of mass destruction, but also violated international law and killed 300,000 civilians. We then compare the cases of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who recently died in mysterious circumstances in a Russian prison. Finally, we examine progress on Israel’s stated goal of eliminating Hamas and the impending Israeli ground invasion of Rafah.

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Lawrence Wilkerson is currently a Senior Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and formerly a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of Williams and Mary. 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.

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