Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy

4Cicurel

Ari Cicurel

Policy Analyst, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
5Hoshovsky

Harry Hoshovsky

Policy Analyst, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
12Ruhe

Jonathan Ruhe

Associate Director, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
1Makovsky, PhD

Michael Makovsky, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

2Ayish

IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish

Senior Director of Israeli Affairs in Israel; Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
Baker

Dr. George Baker

Former Electromagnetics Group Leader, Defense Nuclear Agency
12Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Gen Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Former Commander U.S. European Command
Caldwell, IV, USA (ret.)

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

Former Commander, U.S. Army North
Clingan, USN (ret.)

ADM Bruce Clingan, USN (ret.)

Former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa
Corey, USA (ret.)

COL Ian G. Corey, USA (ret.)

Former General Counsel for U.S. Army Cyber Command
Devereaux, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Rick Devereaux, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of Operational Planning, Policy, and Strategy
Edelman

Amb. Eric Edelman

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Fly

Jamie Fly

Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Fox, USN (ret.)

VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command
Gabbard

Dr. Bryan Gabbard

Co-Chair, EMP Task Force; Executive Vice President, Defense Group Inc.
Gardner, USA (ret.)

LTG John Gardner, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command
Jeffery

Reuben Jeffery

Former Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
Jones, USA (ret.)

MG. Mike Jones, USA (ret.)

Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command
Joseph

Amb. Robert Joseph

Co-Chair, EMP Task Force; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
Kappenman

John Kappenman

President and CEO, Storm Analysis Consultants
Katsman

Abraham Katsman

Associate Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Lehman, II

Amb. Ronald Lehman, II

Former Director, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Makovsky

Alan Makovsky

Former Senior Professional Staff Member at U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee
Morse

Edward Morse

Global Head of Commodities Research at Citigroup
Murray

Richard Murray

Head of Liability Regimes Project, Geneva Association
Nadaner, PhD-JD

Jeb Nadaner, PhD-JD

Senior Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Nanos, USN (ret.)

VADM G. Peter Nanos, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Obering, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Henry Obering, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency
Payne

Dr. Keith Payne

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy
Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Dr. Robert Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Professor of International Security Studies, Fletcher School at Tufts University
Popik

Thomas Popik

President, Foundation for Resilient Societies
60Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

GEN David Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Africa Command
Schneider, Jr.

Dr. William Schneider, Jr.

Former Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs
Spoehr, USA (ret.)

LTG Thomas W. Spoehr, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Forces – Iraq
Stavridis, USN (ret.)

ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Commander of U.S. European Command; Chairman, Gemunder Center U.S.-Israel Security Task Force
Stoudt

Dr. David Stoudt

Distinguished Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Takeyh

Dr. Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at Council on Foreign Relations
Tegnelia

Dr. James "Jim" Tegnelia

Former Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
68Toolan, Jr., USMC (ret.)

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

Former Commander, Marine Forces Pacific
69Trask, USAF (ret.)

Lt Gen Thomas "Tom" Trask, USAF (ret.)

Former Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command
Tucker, USA (ret.)

LTG Michael S. Tucker, USA (ret.)

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

Dr. Richard Wagner Jr.

Former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy
71Warren, USA (ret.)

COL Marc Warren, USA (ret.)

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

IDF BG Ram Yavne

Former Head of the Strategic Division in the Planning Directorate of the IDF General Staff (J5); Visiting IDF Military Fellow, JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy
Zakheim

Roger Zakheim

Former General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director of U.S. House Armed Services Committee
Zuckerman

Mortimer Zuckerman

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report
2Amidror

IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
2Gerber

Sander Gerber

Distinguished Fellow
3Wald, USAF (ret.)

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

Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor; Co-chair, Iran Task Force; Member, Gaza Task Force, U.S.-Israel Security Task Force, and Eastern Med Task Force
1Deptula, USAF (ret.)

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
2Rademaker

Hon. Stephen Rademaker

Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
3Hannah

John Hannah

Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
4Goldstein

Larry Goldstein

Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Institute, Inc.; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
5Corn, USA (ret.)

LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.)

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy; Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston
1Cornell

Svante E. Cornell

Policy Advisor, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
31Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Gen Michael Hostage, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, Air Combat Command
53Natonski, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
16Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
24Glueck, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Kenneth J. Glueck, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command
19Donald, USN (ret.)

ADM Kirkland H. Donald, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
64Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Maj Gen Larry "Stutz" Stutzriem, USAF (ret.)

Former Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy at North American Aerospace Defense Command
17Conway, USMC (ret.)

Gen James T Conway, USMC (ret.)

34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
9Bird, USN (ret.)

VADM John M. Bird, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet

2Ayish

IDF MG (ret.) Yaacov Ayish

Senior Director of Israeli Affairs in Israel; Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
2Amidror

IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy
2Gerber

Sander Gerber

Distinguished Fellow
3Wald, USAF (ret.)

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

Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor; Co-chair, Iran Task Force; Member, Gaza Task Force, U.S.-Israel Security Task Force, and Eastern Med Task Force
5Corn, USA (ret.)

LTC Geoffrey S. Corn, USA (ret.)

Distinguished Fellow, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy; Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law, Houston
53Natonski, USMC (ret.)

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

1Deptula, USAF (ret.)

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
2Rademaker

Hon. Stephen Rademaker

Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
3Hannah

John Hannah

Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
4Goldstein

Larry Goldstein

Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Institute, Inc.; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor
1Cornell

Svante E. Cornell

Policy Advisor, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy

The Gemunder Center’s revamped Iran Task Force brings together former senior military officers, high-ranking government officials, energy experts and business leaders to address the pressing challenges to U.S. national security posed by Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program.

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The Hybrid Warfare Task Force was established by the Jewish Institute for National Security of America’s (JINSA) Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy to define the requirements of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) and to evaluate the performance of the U.S., Israeli, and other allied militaries in compliance with – and sometimes, beyond – the dictates of that law. The Task Force also seeks to focus attention on the conduct of hybrid adversaries such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic State, which often intentionally exploit that same body of law to stymie U.S., Israeli,and allied forces in battle and to discredit their self-defense operations in the forum of public opinion.

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The U.S.-Israel Security Task Force examines the various ways to strengthen the U.S.-Israel security relationship amid dramatic regional changes to meet growing dangers and capitalize on new opportunities.

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The strategy that HAMAS 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.The Gaza Assessment Task Force closely studies the evolution of this strategy and Israel’s response, based on primary source research and discussions with senior Israeli, Palestinian, and United Nations (U.N.) officials.

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JINSA’s Gemunder Center EMP Task Force convenes former high-ranking government and military officials, directors of national laboratories, nuclear engineers and other experts to raise awareness and develop actionable recommendations to enhance U.S. strategic deterrence, critical infrastructure and societal resiliency against the spectrum of electromagnetic threats.

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Latest Reports

Defending the Fence: Legal and Operational Challenges in Hamas-Israel Clashes, 2018-19
March 15, 2019
Israel’s Next Northern War: Operational and Legal Challenges
October 29, 2018
Comprehensive U.S. Strategy Toward Iran After the JCPOA
September 16, 2018
ATLAS SUPPORTED: Strengthening U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation
May 8, 2018
Countering Iranian Expansion in Syria
November 20, 2017
Strategy to Restore U.S. Leverage Against Iran
July 12, 2017
The Iran Nuclear Deal After One Year: Assessment and Options for the Next President
July 12, 2016

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Benjamin Gettler Annual International Policy Trip

The Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip annually brings high-level delegations of retired senior military officers and civilian national security experts to a country that is important to U.S. national security and/or the U.S.-Israel relationship. After completing their trip, each group shares their findings and recommendations with policymakers and opinion leaders in Washington, D.C. and across the United States. This important program is made possible by the generous support from the Gettler Family Foundation, in memory of former JINSA Chairman Benjamin Gettler.

  • 2019
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Egypt

April 29 - May 4, 2018 Participants included: ADM Bruce Clingan, USN (ret.) Gen Charles Wald, USAF (ret.) LTG Howard Bromberg, USA (ret.) LtGen Kenneth Glueck, USMC (ret.) Meetings included: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Head of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhy Commentary: The U.S. is Right to Restore Aid to Egypt Reuters - July 30, 2018 By ADM Bruce Clingan, USN (ret.) and Read More

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Greece

The Benjamin Gettler Annual International Policy Trip will be visiting Greece from March 31-April 4. The delegation will be led by JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky and consists of: Gen Charles Wald, USAF (ret.) Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret.) VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.) Lt Gen Thomas Trask, USAF (ret.) IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Ayish Dr. Svante Cornell Alan Makovsky Meetings include: Chief of the Hellenic National Defense Staff, Christos Christodoulou Defense Minister, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis Shadow Defense Minister, Mr. Vassilis Kikilias Minister of Environment and Energy, Giorgos Stathakis Rear Admiral Dimitrios Kavoulakos Opposition Member, Giorgos Koumoutsakos Leading Greek Th...