Michal Fiszer is a retired major in the Polish Air Force, where he flew jet fighters under the Warsaw Pact and NATO. He has served as an intelligence officer and is a veteran of U.N. peacekeeping operations in the former Yugoslavia and Kuwait and Iraq. Michal received a M.A. from the University of Warsaw studying the air war in Vietnam, a Ph.D from the National Defense Academy in Poland studying strategic airpower. Since 2004, he teaches at the Collegium Civitas in Warsaw.