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Gaza Conflict Task Force Holds Briefings on Capitol Hill

On May 13 and 14, the JINSA-commissioned Gaza Conflict Task Force held briefings on Capitol Hill to discuss the findings of the recently released report 2014 Gaza Conflict Assessment: The New Face of Conflict with staff members and the media. The Task Force also met individually with 15 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle over the two days.

CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky and William Kristol on the Consequences of an Iran Deal in The Weekly Standard

One of the main justifications of the Iran deal was that it would slow down nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. But it turns out it will do the opposite.

JINSA Visits Parris Island - Where they "Make Marines"

From April 15-17, a group of JINSA Leaders had the unique opportunity to visit the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. Approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the opportunity to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of demanding and life changing training.

2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict

JINSA's Gaza Conflict Task Force presents lessons for future U.S. military operations against hybrid, non-state forces. The findings are based on discussions with senior Israeli, Palestinian, and UN officials conducted in Israel, and on primary source research.

2014 Gaza War Assessment Release Online at C-SPAN.org

The report, 2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict, is a culmination of an in-depth study by the JINSA-commissioned Gaza Conflict Task Force on the evolution of Hamas’s strategy and Israel’s response.

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On Monday, April 13, JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy hosted a panel event to assess the “Framework Agreement” announced by Iran and members of the P5+1 on April 2, and to roll out its latest report and brief highlighting issues that must still be resolved for any deal to prevent a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. The event featured the co-chair of the Gemunder Center’s Iran Task Force Ambassador Eric Edelman, Gemunder Center Iran Task Force members John Hannah and Dr. Ray Takeyh, and Gemunder Center Associate Director Jonathan Ruhe.

On April 29, JINSA announced that Professor Geoffrey Corn, USA (ret.) will join the Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy as a Senior Advisor. Professor Corn was formerly the Army's senior law of war expert in the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Chief of the Law of War Branch in the International Law Division.

On April 22, JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor and Iran Task Force member Stephen Rademaker testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran.

Last month JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force released a report detailing concerns about Iran’s nuclear program that need to be resolved to ensure an acceptable final deal. With the April 2 announcement of a framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), it is now important to assess whether these concerns have been addressed. This is necessary to determine which issues remain to be settled if the United States hopes to secure a deal that prevents a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.

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