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2016 Generals and Admirals Program

This May JINSA brought 14 retired senior U.S. Flag Officers to Israel and Jordan for an intensive nine-day program of briefings and exchanges with top political, military and intelligence officials, with special emphasis on national security leaders specializing in cyber. The delegation also met with senior IDF field commanders on the Gaza, Lebanon and Syria borders and visited IDF ground, navy, and air defense bases.

The slider image shows the delegation's briefing by PM Netanyahu.

Save the Date - 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

Join us as JINSA Celebrates 40 Years! JINSA's 34th Annual Awards Dinner will take place on November 29, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. We will present the Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award & the 2016 Grateful Nation Award to six young warriors recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct and exceptional service.

What Rhodes Revealed - JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky in The Weekly Standard

It's not every day that a senior White House official brags about how the administration has successfully manipulated what he portrays as an ignorant and compliant media, particularly on as critical and contested an issue as last summer's nuclear deal with Iran.

Time to Take Aim at Iranian Missiles - JINSA Iran Strategy Council Op-Ed in Politico

Dr. Michael Makvosky, President and CEO of JINSA and Gen. Charles Wald, USAF (Ret.), Co-Chair of JINSA's Iran Strategy Council, write in Politico that sanctions won't check Iran's ambitions anymore. It's time to think bigger.

Don't Give Iran Another Pass: Iran Strategy Council Co-Chairs Author Op-Ed in U.S. News

Gen. (Ret.) James Conway and Gen. (Ret.) Charles Wald explain that as the Iran Strategy Council predicted in an initial assessment in September, the strategic balance in the Middle East has already begun tilting dangerously toward Iran. Now, the pace and degree to which shift is occurring exceeds even the prior analysis, and threatens to overwhelm the ability of the United States to correct course.

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In his recent speech at Hiroshima, President Obama said the use of atomic weapons should serve as a "moral awakening" to pursue his vision for a nuclear-free world. Unfortunately, he severely understated both his own efforts to achieve this, and the most pressing threat that these weapons will spread. Obama should emphasize how the United States is actively and earnestly undertaking unprecedented steps toward nuclear disarmament. He should then leverage this against Iran's efforts to make a mockery of his vision.

On June 21, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released an open letter signed by high-ranking former government officials and policy experts on the occasion of the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) plenary meeting in Busan, Korea, from June 18-24. As FATF members meet to discuss combatting threats to the international financial system, UANI and its supporters remind the organization of Iran's money laundering, terrorist financing, and the threat that it poses to global markets.

On Tuesday, April 5, JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy hosted a conference call to discuss the findings and recommendations of the latest Gemunder Center Iran Strategy Council report on how the United States can mitigate the negative strategic consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran. The briefing featured Iran Strategy Council co-chair Gen. (ret.) Chuck Wald and member VADM (ret.) John Bird. Click on the story to hear the call.

We've long thought President Obama should adopt the Costanza approach in matters of national security and simply do the opposite of what his instincts tell him to do, since his policies toward Iran, Israel, ISIS, Russia, and others seem textbook studies of how not to conduct foreign policy.

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