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September 2008
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LEEP in MI and TX
Amb. David Smith
Southcomm Trip
New Issue of The Journal
Save the date!

  New JINSA Website!

JINSA has a new look!  Please visit the newest version of JINSA Online, and check back for updates, featured articles and upcoming events.


LEEP Video on YouTube!

The JINSA Law Enforcement Exchange Program Video is now on YouTube.  Take a look, add a comment, and
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LEEP Counter-Terror Conference
in Michigan and Texas

JINSA's Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) Counter-Terrorism Conferences brought six Israeli experts to speak before more than 700 senior law enforcement officials over the course of two consecutive conferences in July. The conferences, held in the Detroit suburb of Livonia and in Austin, Texas were hosted by those states' respective attorneys general, Mike Cox and Greg Abbott. Also, check out the News Channel 8 coverage of the Conference in Austin.

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Briefing on Russia-Georgia Conflict

The Russian assault on the Republic of Georgia, which had been weeks if not months in planning, surprised no one but Western leaders. Ambassador David Smith of the Tbilisi office of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies briefed members of JINSA's Boards of Directors and Advisors as well as a select group of lay leaders via conference call on August 15.

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To find out more about JINSA's Conference Call series, contact Karla Jones at kjones@jinsa.org or call 202-667-3900.

U.S. Southern Command and the Joint Interagency Task Force South Base Visit

While the U.S. Government has expended enormous political, economic and military assets on the Middle East and Asia, benign neglect of South and Central America and the Caribbean could find America losing her neighbors economically to China and India, and politically to nations such as Iran that have aligned with Cuba and Venezuela. A March 2008 JINSA visit to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) located near Miami and Joint-Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S) in Key West focused on the issues, challenges, successes and failures of U.S. foreign policy. The program was organized and led by Admiral Leon "Bud" Edney, USN (ret.), a member of JINSA's Board of Advisors.

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New Issue of The Journal coming soon...

The latest issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs will hit bookstores, newsstands and (for all subscribers) your mailbox at the very end of the month. Coming out just before the presidential election, the Fall 2008 issue features 13 hard-hitting articles on the most important of White House foreign policy challenges - the Middle East. The articles cover Egypt to Iran, Iraq to Afghanistan and Israel to Saudi Arabia as well as an examination of the teetering U.S.-Turkey relationship by the Hudson Institute's Zeyno Baran. Highlights include a dissection of the foreign policy approaches of the two candidates, and their potential impact on Israel by celebrated historian and author Michael Oren. Also, one of America's legendary soldiers and counter-terrorist experts, Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, USA (ret.), explains Al Qaeda's Enduring Appeal. Other authors of note include Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post and David Wurmser, former Middle East advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. America's first Secretary of Homeland Security, Gov. Tom Ridge, is the subject of this issue's "Perspective" interview.

Save the Date for JINSA's Annual Dinner

On Monday, December 8, 2008, JINSA will present Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the Henry M. Jackson Distinguished Service Award.  JINSA will also present The Grateful Nation Award to six young heroes recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the War on Terrorism.

To receive more information about this event please contact: annualawarddinner@jinsa.org

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