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FBI tells Senate that Waller’s early analysis of organized cadres at Capitol riot is consistent with Bureau’s findings

Center for Security Policy / March 5, 2021 – A top FBI official affirmed the eyewitness account of a Center for Security Policy senior analyst about the organized cadres responsible for attacking the US Capitol on January 6. FBI Assistant Director Jill Sanborn told a Senate investigative panel that FBI findings “definitely” and “absolutely” comport

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.

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

Back at JFK Special Warfare School to teach PSYOP

It’s always a happy occasion to be back at Fort Bragg, teaching psychological operations courses to our special operations forces. Recently I was at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School for a two-day PSYOP session for officers and senior NCOs. Our PSYOPers keep getting better and better. Over the years, I’ve seen

‘Deepfakes’ – Artificial intelligence-powered videos – can be weaponized for political & military

Senator Marco Rubio and I discussed the dangers of “deepfakes” – artificial intelligence-powered fake videos that can impersonate real people. Bill Gertz broke the story in the Free Beacon. “Michael Waller, an information warfare expert, said deepfakes also could be used by U.S. intelligence agencies for offensive information warfare operations against hostile states or terrorist

Putting the strategy back in strategic communications

Volume 3 of our Defence Strategic Communications scholarly journal is out, published by NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia. This is an excellent, truly international journal containing a surprising range of original perspectives. I’m happy to be a founding member of the editorial board. Subjects for Volume 3 range from the eclectic

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