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Strategic default: A new way to think about combating China’s weaponization of capital

by J Michael Waller / Washington Examiner / December 18, 2018. China’s trade war with the rest of the world has unfolded through speedy expansion of a network of maritime choke points and deep water ports worldwide. Tariffs and unfair subsidies are part of that trade war, but the big story is about control of

On Fox: US recognition of China’s strategic threat is long overdue

New intelligence reports on China’s global threat to the United States are welcome and long overdue, Dr Waller tells Elizabeth Prann on Fox News. (http://video.foxnews.com/v/5812131802001/) Discussing senior CIA official Michael Collins’ statement at the Aspen Institute about China’s new “Cold War” against us, Waller said the intelligence executive “nailed it,” and that the US should

‘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

Cutting US Mandarin-language broadcasting to China will help PRC censors

The proposed cut of Mandarin-language radio broadcasts into China will aid Chinese Communist Party censors, Dr Waller tells Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon. The cuts are intended to reach a larger Chinese audience via online media. But government censorship is powerful online in China, and many millions of Chinese still listen to radio.

China waging political warfare against its neighbors

by J Michael Waller, adapted from article in Insight magazine, May 26, 2003 Might the People’s Republic of China (PRC) be waging covert political operations to weaken Asian and Pacific governments’ support for their security relationships with the United States? U.S. intelligence officials tell me they have detected no Soviet-style “active-measures” campaign. However, Chinese tradecraft depends more on

The Bush Doctrine: A new national security strategy that abandons moral relativism

by J Michael Waller, Insight magazine, October 15-18, 2002 Here at last is a new White House document that doesn’t mince words: friends and enemies; good and evil; right and wrong. It’s all inThe National Security Strategy of the United States of America — the essence of what is becoming the Bush Doctrine — and it’s turning the

China’s PLA revives the art of war

by J. Michael Waller, Insight magazine, 28 February 2000. Should U.S. financiers whose trading adversely affects Chinese “red-chip” companies be assassinated? China’s People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, is discussing the concept. Should Beijing covertly fund political-influence operations in the United States? A new PLA book openly asks the question. Facing a potentially huge nuclear-weapons buildup as well