Hybrid Warfare Task Force

Reports

Defending the Fence: Legal and Operational Challenges in Hamas-Israel Clashes, 2018-19

March 15, 2019

On March 18, the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold a hearing and issue a report likely accusing Israel of violating international law through its use of force in response to the March of Return demonstrations on the Gaza border last year. An advance report by a special U.N. Commission of Inquiry (COI) claims these events have been “civilian in nature” and that Israel intentionally shot unarmed civilians, “despite seeing that they were clearly marked as such.” Its criticisms of Hamas’ actions are conspicuously far less prominent. As retired U.S. generals and admirals and military legal experts with decades of service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Asia as well as intimate knowledge of international law, our own operational a...

Task Force Members

LtGen John "Jocko" Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, Marine Forces Pacific

LTG Thomas W. Spoehr, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Iraq

LTG Michael S. Tucker, USA (ret.)

Former Commanding General of the First United States Army from 2013 until 2016.

COL Ian G. Corey, USA (ret.)

Former General Counsel for U.S. Army Cyber Command

COL Marc Warren, USA (ret.)

Former senior legal officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corp for Multi-National Forces Iraq

LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.)

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy; Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston

Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Combat Command

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command

VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet

Analysis & Commentary

UN Report on IDF Response to Hamas Are Misguided and Pose Serious Concerns

The Hill - March 29, 2019
By LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.) and COL Ian G. Corey, USA (ret.) and

IDF BG Ram Yavne, Discusses the Threat of the Hezbollah Cell on the Golan Heights

The John Bachelor Show - March 25, 2019
By IDF BG Ram Yavne and

US Should Sanction Hezbollah-Controlled Govt. to Counter Attack Tunnels in Lebanon

The Hill - March 21, 2019
By Jonathan Ruhe and Harry Hoshovsky and

Framing Israel: The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on the Spring 2018 Gaza Border Confrontatio...

Lawfare - March 18, 2019
By LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.) and Peter Margulies and

In Gaza, Israel Is Complying With the Law of Armed Conflict While Hamas Exploits It

Morning Consult - March 4, 2019
By LtGen John “Jocko” Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.) and

Hezbollah’s Tunnels Offer Sneak Peek at Looming Major Conflict with Israel

The Hill - February 25, 2019
By LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.) and LTG Michael S. Tucker, USA (ret.) and LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.) and

Congress Should Be Wary of Funding the Lebanese Armed Forces

RealClearDefense - February 19, 2019
By LTG. Mick Bednarek, USA (ret.) and LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.) and

Israel’s Next Northern War: Operational and Legal Challenges

Real Clear Defense - November 3, 2018
By Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.) and LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.) and

Laws of Armed Conflict in Gaza

Real Clear Defense - August 14, 2018
By LtGen John “Jocko” Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.) and

Human Shields and Other Tactics of Israel’s Enemies

July 27, 2018
By Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.) and LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.) and

Use of Force at the Gaza Border: A Hybrid Approach to Tactical Challenges

Lawfare - June 20, 2018
By LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.) and

Israel’s Security Remains Fragile

Washington Examiner - May 16, 2018
By LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.) and LTC Geoffrey Corn, USA (ret.)

Press Coverage

Fox News Quotes JINSA Report and Conference Call Responding to the UN’s Gaza Protest...

Fox News - March 20, 2019
By Hollie McKay

Washington Free Beacon Coverage of JINSA Conference Call: Cruz, Military Experts Slam U.N....

The Washington Free Beacon - March 19, 2019
By Nic Rowan

Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow Geoffrey Corn Quoted in The Tower About the UN’...

The Tower - March 19, 2019
By The Tower

The Daily Caller Quotes Sen. Ted Cruz During JINSA Conference Call About the UN’s Ga...

The Daily Caller - March 18, 2019
By Molly Prince

Jewish Journal Quotes Sen. Cruz, Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow Geoffrey Corn, and H...

Jewish Journal - March 18, 2019
By Aaron Bandler

Senator Ted Cruz Quoted by The Washington Examiner During JINSA Conference Call: ‘Us...

The Washington Examiner - March 18, 2019
By Joel Gehrke