Douglas Waller is part of a reporting team for TIME that covers defense, intelligence and law enforcement for the magazine. His specific beat is intelligence. He came to TIME in October, 1994 from Newsweek, where he reported on major military conflicts from the Gulf War to Somalia to Haiti.
Waller began his career with reporting stints at the Greensboro Record and the Charlotte News. Before joining Newsweek in 1988, he served as a legislative assistant on the staffs of Senator William Proxmire and Representative Ed Markey.
Waller is the author of four books including "Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers," which was published in January 1994. He is now working on his fifth book which will look at Naval aviation training.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Waller holds a B.A. in English from Wake Forest University and an M.A. in Urban Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He lives in Annandale, Virginia with his wife Judith, a reading specialist with the Fairfax County school system, and their three children.