Gaza Assessment Task Force


2014 Gaza War Assessment: The New Face of Conflict

March 1, 2015

The Hamas strategy employed in the 2014 Gaza War represents the new face of war that threatens to undermine the effectiveness of conventional militaries, endangers civilians in irregular conflicts and distorts the international legal structure. American policymakers and military leaders should take heed and act to avert the potentially serious consequences for U.S. national security. Battles have been fought for millennia in cities, amid large civilian populations. Many wars have been waged against unconventional adversaries willing to kill their opponent’s civilians and hide among their own. Misinformation has been disseminated and the mantle of justice claimed in the service of countless causes. However, the 2014 Gaza War featured a ...

Task Force Members

LTG William B. Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Army North

Maj Gen Rick Devereaux, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of Operational Planning, Policy, and Strategy - Headquarters Air Force

MG. Mike Jones, USA (ret.)

Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command

Gen Charles "Chuck" Wald, USAF (ret.)

Co-Chair of the Iran Task Force, Former Deputy Commander of United States European Command

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Press Room



It’s Not Just Israel’s Challenge

Defense News - September 6, 2016
By LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.) and LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.) and

What to Do About Enemy Drones

The Wall Street Journal - August 14, 2015
By Maj Gen Rick Devereaux, USAF (ret.) and

JINSA Travels U.S., Assesses Own Report on Alleged Israeli War Crimes

Texas Jewish Post - July 30, 2015
By Ben Tinsley

UN Gaza Report May Hamper Fight on Terror, Military Experts Warn

Times of Israel - July 1, 2015
By Elhanan Miller

Former British Commander Kemp Says Mix-Up Cost Him UN Gaza War Commission Appointment

Algemeiner - June 30, 2015
By Eliezer Sherman

Members of UNHRC ‘don’t care about human rights,’ say protestors in Geneva

The Jerusalem Post - June 30, 2015
By Sam Sokol

Experts Provide Alternative to UN’s ‘Morally Bankrupt’ Report

Arutz Sheva - June 29, 2015
By Arutz Sheva Staff

How the ‘Law’ of War Lets Islamic State Slavery Thrive

USA Today - June 28, 2015
By James Robbins

For this U.N. Report on Gaza War, Israel Came Prepared

JTA - June 24, 2015
By Ron Kampeas and Marcy Oster

Top US General Slams UN Report on Gaza as ‘Inaccurate’

Arutz Sheva - June 23, 2015
By Tova Dvorin

US General Denounces UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza War

Washington Free Beacon - June 22, 2015
By Emma-Jo Morris

Gen Charles Wald, USAF (Ret.): UNHRC Report on 2014 Gaza Conflict Unbalanced, Fails to Acc...

June 22, 2015
By Gen Charles “Chuck” Wald, USAF (ret.) and

Attorneys at War: Inside an Elite Israeli Military Law Unit

The Weekly Standard - June 15, 2015
By Willy Stern

Lawmakers Struggle for Upper Hand in Global Information War

Washington Examiner - April 20, 2015
By Charles Hoskinson

The War of Narratives in Operation Protective Edge

Jerusalem Post - March 29, 2015
By LTG William B. Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.) and

Hybrid Threats Pose New Challenge

Defense News - March 23, 2015
By LTG William B. Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.) and

When the Laws of War Kill

U.S. News & World Report - March 17, 2015
By James S. Robbins

A Fair Judge for Israel is Needed for Hamas War in Gaza

Daily News - March 16, 2015

Report Praises Israel’s Effort to Prevent Civilian Casualties in Gaza

The Times of Israel - March 15, 2015

Israel Did Best To Limit Gaza Casualties, Report From Pro-Israel Group Asserts

Forward - March 12, 2015

Report: Hamas Misused International Law to Undermine Support for Israel

The Tower - March 11, 2015
By Staff

2014 Gaza War Assessment Task Force on C-SPAN

March 10, 2015

U.S. Generals: Israeli Military Restraint Bolstered Hamas

Washington Free Beacon - March 10, 2015
By Alana Goodman

U.S. Can Learn from Israel’s Experience in Gaza

Washington Examiner - March 10, 2015
By Charles Hoskinson

2014 Gaza War Assessment: Observations, Implications, and Recommendations

March 4, 2015
By Gaza Assessment Task Force