U.S.-Israel Security Task Force


ATLAS SUPPORTED: Strengthening U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation

May 8, 2018

“Beautiful,” is how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently described the relationship between the United States and Israel, two liberal democratic countries which acutely share many values and security interests. The United States recognized the State of Israel minutes after the Jewish state was established 70 years ago this month, but a bilateral strategic partnership only began several decades later during the height of the Cold War. Unlike many of Washington’s treaty alliances from that era, the partnership with Jerusalem is not premised on American troops serving as tripwires on Israel’s frontlines. Rather, the purpose is to work closely together to advance shared security interests, including the United States en...

U.S.-Israel Security Task Force Members

ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret.)

Chairman, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Commander of U.S. European Command

Lt Gen Henry Obering, USAF (ret.)

Former Director of the Missile Defense Agency

LTG John Gardner, USA (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command

Gen Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Commander of U.S. European Command

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

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

Media Coverage

US Must Begin Bolstering Regional Allies to Mitigate Fallout from Syria Withdrawal

The Hill, December, 21, 2018
By Jonathan Ruhe and Ari Cicurel and

Beating Back Iranian Aggression by Supporting Israel

NY Daily News, September, 25, 2018
By Michael Makovsky, PhD and Gen Charles “Chuck” Wald, USAF (ret.) and

How the U.S. Should Wish Israel a Happy 70th Birthday

Bloomberg, May, 8, 2018
By ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret.) and Michael Makovsky, PhD and

Balfour at 100

The Weekly Standard, November, 2, 2017
By Michael Makovsky, PhD and

Blaming Israel First

The Weekly Standard, August, 10, 2015
By Michael Makovsky, PhD and William Kristol and