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Washington — Former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Howell, is joining a Washington think tank as an expert on cyberwarfare, counterterrorism and other national security issues.

The Hudson Institute said Rogers, who was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is joining as a distinguished fellow.

“We’re thrilled that Mike Rogers is joining Hudson Institute at this critical time, as we promote strong and engaged U.S. international leadership in partnership with our allies. He is widely respected around the globe for his expertise on intelligence, cyberwarfare, and counterterrorism strategy,” said Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the Hudson Institute.

Rogers is joining a growing policy team at Hudson, Weinstein said.

Rogers is serving as a national security contributor on CNN and host of a nationally syndicated radio program on Westwood One.

Founded in 1961 by strategist Herman Kahn, the Hudson Institute’s website says it “challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in defense, international relations, economics, health care, technology, culture, and law.”

The institute features mostly conservative and former Republican officials as staff and scholars, including, Lewis Libby, a former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Douglas J. Feith, who was under secretary of defense for policy under President George W. Bush.

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