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       May 2013

In This Issue
Iran Task Force Panel
Generals and Admirals Return from Israel
Journal of International Security Affairs - Spring/Summmer 2013
New JINSA President David Justman
New CEO in National Journal
Spring 2013 Board Meeting
Pomerantz on Fox News
Facebook and Twitter Feed


Upcoming Events

Military Academies Program to Israel 
Iran Task Force Panel
-June 10-

Young Leadership
Council Event with Dr. Michael Makovsky
-June 20-
Washington, DC

Los Angeles Cabinet Event With Amb. John Bolton and Dr. Michael Makovsky
-July 1-
Los Angeles, CA

2012 Annual Report

Iran Task Force Event - June 10 in Washington, DC 

Panel Discussion Join JINSA's brand new Iran Task Force at the National Press Club on June 10 for a panel discussion to introduce the task force, discuss the deliverables it expects to produce in the coming months and address recent developments surrounding U.S. policy toward Iran's nuclear program. JINSA has formed the Iran Task Force to address the challenges to U.S. national security of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. The task force will examine the strategic, economic and military options available to the United States and develop a robust U.S. strategy to prevent a nuclear Iran.


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Generals and Admirals Return From Israel 

JINSA's General and Admirals trip returned to the U.S. in late May after 10 days in Israel. The recently retired senior American military officers met with the top echelon of the Israeli military and political leadership, ensuring that the delegation was well briefed on the security concerns of Israel, as well as the key role Israel plays as a friend and ally of the U.S. Stay tuned for a more complete report on the trip!


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The Spring/Summer Issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs is Available for iPad, Kindle and is in Bookstores Now!  
Spring/Summer 2013 Cover We are delighted to announce that the 2013 Spring/Summer issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs is now available! The new issue marks the 30th anniversary of America's national commitment to missile defense with articles by nine leading experts on the current state of U.S. defenses against ballistics missile attack and the evolving nature of the ballistic missile threat.
A second section focuses on Latin America, with six articles covering not only threats and challenges emanating from the region but also the reasons behind Colombia's stunning turnaround from near failed state to a dynamic regional powerhouse that could soon boast the second largest economy in South America.

The issue is rounded out with a timely interview with The Hon. Newt Gingrich covering both domestic and national security issues, as well as Dispatches from around the world and Reviews of four new and important books.

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Longtime Officer David Justman Tapped to Serve As the New JINSA President

David Justman Longtime JINSA Officer David Justman has been named as JINSA's new President. A resident of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Justman has a history of service to the organization, including most recently as the Co-Chairman of JINSA's prestigious Board of Advisors. "David has proven a very able and enthusiastic supporter and leader of JINSA for many years, and I'm looking forward to working with him closely," said Dr. Michael Makovsky, JINSA's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.


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JINSA CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky featured in the National Journal

National Journal Cover JINSA's new Chief Executive Officer was recently featured in the National Journal. Regarded as the most credible, objective, and authoritative voice inside the Beltway, the National Journal has been Washington's premier source of nonpartisan insight on politics and policy for more than four decades.

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JINSA Visits Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC for Spring 2013 Board Meeting

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JINSA's CEO Michael Makovsky with Rep. Ed Royce at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. 
On May 5th and 6th, JINSA members gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual Spring Board Meeting. A highlight of the event was the introduction of JINSA's new CEO, Dr. Michael Makovsky, an expert on Iran's nuclear program and world oil markets. Day two of the board meeting took place at the Israeli Embassy, where members of the Israeli military gave briefings on the Middle East and the state of American-Israeli cooperation. Speakers included Defense and Armed Forces Attaché Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayish, Deputy Defense Attaché Brig. Gen. Yaakov Shaharabani, R&D Attaché Col. Itzik Elimeleh, and Liaison Officer for the Israeli Missile Defense Organization Lt. Col. Merav Davidovitz. JINSA members also heard remarks from Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA). Concluding the day's events, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren discussed the value of JINSA's promotion of lasting relations between the United States and Israel.

JINSA Director of Counter Terrorism, Steve Pomerantz Appeared on Fox News to Discuss Boston Bombing   

JINSA Director of Counter Terrorism Appears on Fox News to Discuss the Suspects in Boston BombingSteve Pomerantz, JINSA Director of Counter Terrorism Programs, appeared on Fox News to discuss the FBI's handling of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects. Pomerantz is a former Assistant Director at the FBI and Chief of the FBI's Counter Terrorism Section. He has over 25 years of law enforcement experience.

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