Iran Task Force Members
Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report
Former General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of U.S. House Armed Services Committee
Dr. Ray Takeyh
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at Council on Foreign Relations
Lt Gen Henry Obering, USAF (ret.)
Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency
Amb. Eric Edelman
Co-Chair, Iran Task Force and Eastern Mediterranean Task Force, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Gen Charles "Chuck" Wald, USAF (ret.)
Co-Chair of the Iran Task Force, Former Deputy Commander of United States European Command
Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (ret.)
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force Headquarters; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
Hon. Stephen Rademaker
Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Institute, Inc.; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
Maj Gen Larry "Stutz" Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)
Former Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy at North American Aerospace Defense Command
Gen James T Conway, USMC (ret.)
Former Commandant of the Marine Corps; former Director of Operations (J-3) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff
VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, - Member of JINSA’s Board of Advisors
Iran Task Force Reports
The Trump Administration potentially is opening a new chapter in America’s relationship with Iran. In withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, it has discarded its predecessor’s misplaced hopes of moderating Tehran’s increasing aggression through engagement, in favor of a set of demands that, if realized, could significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear program and regional aggression and possibly hasten the end of the regime. A sea change indeed is required. For too long the United States has been self-deterred from confronting the Iranian regime, out of concern to empower purported moderates in Tehran or an overriding desire simply to wash its hands of the Middle East. This retren...
Consistent with the Trump Administration's stated intention of pushing back against Iran's increasingly malign behavior throughout the Middle East, American policymakers urgently need to rebuild credibility and positions of strength by contesting Iran's rising influence across the region. Most urgently, the United States must impose real obstacles to Tehran's pursuit of total victory by the Assad regime in Syria. Time is of the essence, as Iranian-backed forces recently have retaken nearly all the country, save lands liberated from Islamic State (IS) by the U.S.-led coalition. These, and any further, strategic gains threaten to entrench Tehran as the arbiter of postwar Syria and consolidate its control of a "land bridge" connecting Iran dir...
So disastrous is the agreement struck by the Obama administration to limit Iran’s nuclear program, that neither continuing in this arrangement nor exiting from it currently serves the national interests and security of the United States. As the Trump administration confronts this dangerous inheritance, its preeminent priority should be restoring U.S. credibility, leverage and options to confront the entire range of Iran’s menacing behavior: its undeterred nuclear ambitions; its expanding ballistic missile program; its destabilizing engagement in regional conflicts; and its unending support for terrorism. Until such credibility is restored, the United States incurs too great a risk from either continuing to abide by the Joint Comprehe...
A year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program was announced, Iran unquestionably has gotten the better of the deal. The agreement made public last July in Vienna, and the policy decisions attending its implementation, show a clear pattern of unilateral Iranian demands being met by unforced U.S. concessions. In consequence, Iran’s nuclear weapons program and sway in the Middle East will continue to grow, while U.S. deterrence and influence will diminish and the risks of conflict will mount. To reverse these negative trends, the United States urgently needs a new approach to restore its credibility, bolster regional stability and ensure Iran cannot advance its nuclear program: Taking serious...
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Engel, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss responses to the full range of threats posed by Iran. I have followed Iran closely throughout my career, including…
The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance will meet in open session to conduct a hearing on “Terror Financing Risks of America’s $1.7 Billion Cash Payments to Iran.” The witnesses…
Testimony for Hearing, “Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran (Part IV)” House Committee on Foreign Affairs – September 9, 2015 With Gen. (ret.) Charles Wald and VADM (ret.) John Bird Click below to view full text of “IMPLICATIONS OF…
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