Category: US aid

Daily Caller: Why did we give Putin control over our satellite launches?

After Russia cut off the sole supply of first-stage booster engines to the U.S. Air Force’s Atlas V rockets – the rockets that place our military and intelligence satellites in orbit – I wrote a piece for The Daily Caller to alert the public to the problem, and to ask the question: Why did we let this happen? Here’s the...

Troubleshooting US policy toward Russia

J Michael Waller, testimony before the Committee on International Relations, US House of Representatives October 6, 1999 United States policy toward Russia has been tailor-made for exploitation by the gangster-bureaucrats, oligarchs, military revanchists and secret police officials ruling Russia today. Administration suppression of warnings and analysis about deteriorating conditions in Russia shows a calculated policy to prevent decision-makers, Congress, and...

From butter to missiles

By J Michael Waller, Washington Times, December 15, 1998 Russia’s new government leaders have yet to devise a coherent recovery plan as they beg for Western economic and food aid. But instead, they have been spending their time and money preparing for — of all things — nuclear war against the United States and its allies. Meanwhile the Clinton administration...

IMF and the Russian missiles

by J Michael Waller, Washington Times, January 23, 1998 American national security depends on Congress providing more money for the International Monetary Fund. That’s what Defense Secretary William Cohen is telling fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill, in a last-ditch administration effort to bail out troubled economies in Asia and elsewhere. For those unmoved by economic arguments, national security concerns are...

Testimony on Russian nuclear missile de-targeting

by J Michael Waller Testimony on Russian nuclear missile de-targeting, before the National Security Research & Development Subcommittee, US House of Representatives, March 13, 1997 Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to have been asked to appear before this subcommittee to address the administration’s claims that no nuclear missiles are targeted against the United States.  My focus is not on the...

Waller’s rebuttal to Ashton Carter’s ‘misleading’ response

“Author’s Rebuttal to the Department of Defense” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization By J Michael Waller Part of “Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail” Publication Date: Winter 1997 Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 1997 Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s 9 September letter responding to my article, “To Russia, With Cash” (Reader’s Digest, June 1996) states, “Much of what was said in the...

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to the former USSR

‘Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail’ – A case study of US aid to former USSR Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University) By J. Michael Waller With rebuttals from the US Department of State and Department of Defense Publication Date: Winter 1997 PDF originals: (1) Demok 97a Waller Delay; (2) Demok 97b State Dept; (3) Demok 97c Waller State; (4) Demok 97d DoD;...

Author’s rebuttal to the Department of State

by J Michael Waller, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University), Winter 1997 Mr. Morningstar should be recognized for listening to complaints, criticisms, and suggestions on improving aid to the former Soviet Union. He is doubtless the single most influential figure in the United States government to attempt to reform the process. He solved many...

Author’s rebuttal to the Department of Defense

by J Michael Waller, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization (American University and Moscow State University), Winter 1997. (PDF: Dem 97e Waller DoD) Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s 9 September letter responding to my article, “To Russia, With Cash” (Reader’s Digest, June 1996) states, “Much of what was said in the article is either incorrect or misleading.” Carter does not substantiate...

Russia’s Great Criminal Revolution: The role of the security services

by Victor Yasmann and J Michael Waller, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, December 1995 Summary Russian law enforcement agencies, security organs, and intelligence services, far from being reliable instruments in the fight against organized crime and corruption, are institutionally part of the problem, due not only to their co-optation and penetration by criminal elements, but to their own absence of a...