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J. Michael Waller
J. Michael Waller
Foreign Policy Analyst
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      J. Michael Waller

      Dr. J. Michael Waller has been a scholar-practitioner in public diplomacy, political warfare, and information operations in support of US foreign and military policy for more than 25 years. As a Washington-based policy analyst, he has been a critic of U.S. funding of Russia’s military space industry since 1994. He was a member of the staff of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, served on the White House Task Force on Central America, was an operative for members of the White House Active Measures Working Group, and has been a consultant to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Information Agency, the US Agency for International Development, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the US Army, and the US Special Operations Command. In 2006 he received a citation from the Director of the FBI for “exceptional service in the public interest.” He has designed and conducted specialized training courses for the US military and civilian agencies.

Why We Have Troops In Niger

FILE PHOTO: A C-130 U.S. Air Force plane lands as Nigerien soldiers stand in formation during the Flintlock military exercise in Diffa, Niger March 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Joe Penney/File Photo

American troops are in Niger because the US didn’t listen to a wise African leader who wanted to stomp out regional jihadists before they became a real problem.