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Crossfire: Waller in new documentary about extremist violence

In a new documentary about violent political extremism in the United States, Center for Security Policy Senior Analyst for Strategy describes crowd mentality and how normally nonviolent people can be induced to commit vandalism and acts of violence. Crossfire, produced by Lauren Southern and Scooter Downey, documents some of the worst violence plaguing the U.S.

Biden’s private army and the militarization of American politics

by J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / September 15, 2020 The deployment of military psychological warfare technology to defeat President Trump has taken on added meaning since the Washington Post first reported it last May. Now, prominent counterinsurgency practitioners from the Global War on Terror are calling on the American military leadership to overthrow the

How China uses propaganda to manipulate world politics

Center Senior Analyst for Strategy, Dr. J Michael Waller appeared on Epoch Times’ American Thought Leaders to discuss the ongoing propaganda the Chinese Communist Party has been pushing throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for an ongoing timeline documenting the CCP’s propaganda curated by Dr. Waller.

WHO chief pushes Chinese propaganda slogan in attack on United States

by J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / April 8, 2020 – The World Health Organization’s unprecedented attack on an American president featured a Chinese propaganda term that is now splashed across international headlines. Soon, Chinese propaganda will recycle it as a quote from the United Nations’ health organization, and not from the

How to place Putin exactly where we want him

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / March 9, 2020 For all the vitriol and finger-pointing about Russia’s Vladimir Putin manipulating our political system, not a single policymaker or pundit has proposed a coherent strategy to turn the tables against him. “Putin, sadly, has got all of our political class, every single one

Teaching special ops forces about PSYOP in US history

A study of psychological operations in US history shows 21st century warfighters how decisive the unconventional weapon has been in establishing and keeping our democracy. For more than a decade, Dr Waller has lectured on the subject, as one of a series of PSYOP topics in his curriculum, at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare

Steps Venezuela’s interim government must take – quickly – to survive

J Michael Waller / Center for Security Policy / January 23, 2019 Venezuela’s interim government materialized without much apparent organization. Active observation and participation in various coups and revolutions shows what the Juan Guaidó government and its supporters must do immediately. Here are some quick thoughts, not in any particular order: Gain control of at

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