A year ago, West Point graduate and combat veteran Taylor Force was stabbed to death by a young Palestinian who also wounded 12 others in an attack on tourists in Israel. It is tragic and ironic that Taylor risked his life serving the United States in combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, only to be senselessly killed as a civilian. Sadly, he joined a long list of Americans killed in Palestinian attacks over the years. The Senate recently reintroduced legislation bearing his name - the Taylor Force Act - to help protect Americans, Israelis and other innocent victims from his fate. Congress must pass the Taylor Force Act.
The failures found in the wake of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in 2014 illustrate that in war, nothing is as important as the proper division of roles. The IDF should stay out of politics, and the cabinet should refrain from tactical planning.
McMaster, President Trump’s newly appointed National Security Advisor, must ensure the new administration reverses a decades-old pattern of neglecting Iran’s nuclear-capable cruise missile capabilities and their importance to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The White House had no trouble marshaling evidence for its decision to put Iran “on notice” last month but then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn failed to mention an Iranian nuclear capable cruise missile test earlier that week.
Speaking during an event hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and United Against Nuclear Iran, Bolton said that the deal could collapse if Iran backs out in response to punitive measures.
Michael Makovsky of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) argues in an email to Right Turn that "We should threaten to shoot them down, especially if they leave their borders, and we should construct a regional defense shield."
President Barack Obama eroded the U.S.'s superpower status and is leaving behind a far more dangerous world than the one he inherited. A Trump administration gives Israel reason to be optimistic, although we must remember he is a very shrewd businessman.
Despite the recent US abstention from a vote on an anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution, and outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s subsequent speech in which he assailed settlement construction, there are many areas — particularly the defense field — in which US-Israel ties are “flourishing,” Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror said in a Jewish Institute for National Security of America conference call.