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Gertz: Waller says negotiating with Taliban will fail

Acclaimed defense and security journalist Bill Gertz reports from CENTCOM that the US might have to negotiate peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan. But Gertz quotes former White House aide Sebastian Gorka and Dr. Waller as saying that such a strategy is doomed. “Sixteen years after invading Afghanistan, we find ourselves considering a way out

‘Weaponizing ridicule’: Breaking ground in Army’s Military Review journal

The U.S. Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, asked Dr. Waller to expand on his pioneering work in 2006 to use ridicule as a weapon. Waller’s article, “Weaponizing Ridicule,” is published in USACAC’s bimonthly intellectual journal, Military Review, September-October 2017. It looks out of place in Military Review‘s table of contents, but that’s

Teaching strategic leadership communication at Air War College

The Air War College, which prepares US and allied Air Force officers with a solid graduate education, invited Dr Waller teach a class in its Strategic Leadership Communication course. Dr Waller’s April 25 class was a contrarian approach to strategic communication. Frank B. Kalupa, Director of the Center for Strategic Leadership Communication, hosted him to

Teaching at JFK Special Warfare Center & School at Fort Bragg

This week has Dr Waller back down at Fort Bragg, teaching at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Dr Waller is a frequent teacher and trainer for American special operations forces and others at Fort Bragg, and this week he is providing military officers and their interagency civilian counterparts with a historical,

For US Army Special Ops Command: Designing an information warfare campaign against the global jihadi movement

Dr. Waller’s paper, “Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement,” was published as part of a report for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, US Army Special Operations Command. The 2014 report was commissioned by the Threat Knowledge Group’s and published in 2015 as a chapter of The Islamic

At Fort Hood to teach Army training program

[IWP News Release] Publication Date: February 1, 2011 The brigade commander of an Army force being deployed to South Korea invited IWP Professor J. Michael Waller to Fort Hood, Texas, to brief his officers and senior enlisted personnel on the propaganda war in the Korean peninsula. Waller spent the week before the first days of spring semester at

Dr Waller marks teaching 3,000th Army officer

(Institute of World Politics news release) COLORADO SPRINGS – Sitting among the officers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division, IWP Professor J Michael Waller marked teaching the three thousandth Army officer about influence operations. “Three thousand Army officers – it’s a pretty humbling experience to work among them,” noted Waller, who holds

At Fort Campbell to help 101st Airborne prep for Afghan deployment

IWP news release / Publication Date: April 12, 2010. IWP Professor J Michael Waller spent a week with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, teaching a module on strategic communications under combat conditions to help prepare troops for deployment to Afghanistan. The 4th BCT of the 101st is the last major unit scheduled to deploy under the

Dr Waller on PSYOP assessment team for Pentagon

Publication Date: February 24, 2010 The US Special Operations Command has requested an IWP professor’s assistance with a major assessment project to design military psychological operations capabilities for the next decade. Professor J Michael Waller is part of a US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) team to develop the Department of Defense PSYOP Capabilities-Based Assessment. The objective of the

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