Michael G. Waltz

Michael George Glen Waltz (born January 31, 1974) is a Green Beret veteran of multiple combat tours, the best-selling author of Warrior Diplomat, a FOX News Contributor, and a Chief Executive Officer.
Previously, Waltz served as U.S. Vice President Richard B. Cheney’s Senior Advisor for South Asia and Counter-terrorism. He represented the Office of the Vice President during President George W. Bush’s Strategic Review of U.S. policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan. Previously, he was the Director for Afghanistan policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Pentagon, he also served in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.
In parallel with his civilian policy work, Waltz commanded U.S. Army Special Forces units at various levels in the reserve component with multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. During his tours, Waltz had the distinction of leading Special Forces teams in the search for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in responding to the al-Qaeda suicide bombing at FOB Chapman in Khost, and of embedding in a United Arab Emirates Special Operations Task Force operating in Southern Afghanistan. In other tours, Waltz has worked closely with foreign Special Operations Forces units including Czech, French, British and Australian Special Forces. Waltz continues to serve his country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the reserve component with over 21 years of service.
Waltz is the author of the book Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan. Warrior Diplomat was named to the U.S. Special Operations Command Commander’s 2016 reading list and is regularly featured as key reading for military service schools and the Joint Special Operations University. Net proceeds from book sales are donated to the Green Beret Foundation.
Waltz is a FOX News Contributor and provides expert commentary on foreign policy and defense issues for the FOX News and FOX Business Channels. He regularly appears on prime time and daily shows such as Special Report with Bret Baier, Hannity, and Fox and Friends. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and regularly speaks at industry, policy, and charity forums.
Warrior Diplomat (Book)
Waltz's book Warrior Diplomat is a summary of the war in Afghanistan from the author's dual perspectives on the battlefield and from the homefront. It was endorsed by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a "must-read, first-hand examination of the Afghan war." Publishers Weekly says "Waltz succeeds in his goal of explaining how the war in Afghanistan has been executed, making a case that the continuing chaos that nation endures is 'directly connected' to the U.S. national interest." The book helps readers "understand how America’s war in Afghanistan was fought so hard, for so long, to so few measurable results." GoodReads readers give the book 4.5 out of 5 stars, citing its "unique perspective into the Global War on Terror".
Additional Works by Michael Waltz
* "No Retreat: The American Legacy In Afghanistan Does Not Have To Be Defeat", War on the Rocks May 12 2017.
* "Five Reasons Why Cooperating With Moscow On Syria Is A Bad Idea", War on the Rocks July 19 2016.
* "Bergdahl should pay for betrayal", USA Today March 26, 2015.
* "Stop chasing the violence", Washington Times November 20, 2014.
* "Afghanistan's Northern Succession?", Foreign Policy August 2014.
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