Israel’s Operation Swords of Iron Update 10/18
Ari Cicurel – Assistant Director of Foreign Policy
Yoni Tobin – Policy Analyst
Zachary Schildcrout – Policy Analyst
Anna Schaftel – Programs and Outreach Associate
On October 7, Hamas launched an unprovoked and unprecedented multi-pronged attack on Israel by land, air, and sea. JINSA issued a NatSec Brief with an early assessment of the war on October 8 and has produced daily updates during the war. Yesterday, JINSA also held a webinar with JINSA’s Director of Foreign Policy Jonathan Ruhe, JINSA Counselor and Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Ambassador Eric Edelman, and Former Commander of U.S. European Command & Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.). Updated information and analysis are below, which JINSA will continue to produce throughout the war.