In This Issue
JINSA Annual Dinner - November 17
Iran Task Force Brief on SWU
Viewpoints Blog: Defense Budget Debate
IDF Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amidror Speaks in Three Cities
Gen. Gould, USAF (ret.) Speaks in Aspen, CO
Sr. Advisor Deptula in Breaking Defense
In Memory of Tom Neumann
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Upcoming Events:
Book Signing Reception on October 14 in Washington, DC

Featuring Moti Kfir
Former Director of the Mossad School of Operations & IDF Maj. Gen. (ret.) Emanuel Sakal
Former Commander of the Ground Corps Command and Medal of Courage Recipient

JINSA Annual Awards Dinner

November 17 in Washington, DC


Featuring the Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Award and the Grateful Nation Awards




JINSA National Leadership Meeting November 18


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JINSA Online Events Calendar 
Every month, JINSA has various events around the country. Now you can find out about all these events in one place and add them to your personal calendar. This calendar is updated frequently so check back often to see when JINSA is holding an event near you!


The Henry M. Jackson Award Will Be Presented to Rep. Mac Thornberry

JINSA is proud to announce that this year's Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Award will be presented to Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13), Vice Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on November 17 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. This prestigious award enables JINSA to recognize and thank those leaders whose careers have been distinguished by the principle that is the foundation of JINSA's work: the belief that the United States requires a strong military capability for both its own security and for that of trustworthy friends and allies.

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Iran Task Force: Separative Work Units (SWU) and a Final Deal with Iran

JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force issued a new brief authored by Iran Task Force Co-Chairs Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross on how a Separative Work Units (SWU) metric as part of a comprehensive agreement could allow Iran to maintain a latent nuclear weapons capability.

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The Delicate Balance Behind the Defense Budget Debate  
From JINSA's Viewpoints blog comes an assessment of the Defense budget debate from JINSA Director of Programming, Ben Runkle. Subscribe to the blog today to get articles directly in your inbox.

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IDF Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amidror Briefs JINSA Friends in Los Angeles, DC, & New York
JINSA CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky, Maj. Gen. Amidror, and JINSA National Leader Michael Tuchin.
Major General Amidror was formerly Prime Minister Netanyahu's National Security Advisor, and now serves as Senior Advisor to JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. General Amidror discussed Israel's standing after the recent war in Gaza, Operation Protective Edge, and also gave his insight into issues such as Iran's quest for nuclear weapons and the international efforts to stop them, Israel's current threats including those from Hezbollah, and the inaccurate media portrayal of Israel and the IDF.


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Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, USAF (ret.) Speaks to JINSA Friends in Aspen Colorado
On September 15, Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, USAF (ret.) spoke to JINSA friends in Aspen, CO. This was the first in a series of events that will take place in a variety of new locations for JINSA. General Gould was the 18th Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy and participated on JINSA's 2014 Generals and Admirals Program in Israel. He spoke of his observations and experiences on the ground in Israel regarding the country's unique security challenges to over thirty people, including mostly first-time attendees to a JINSA event. JINSA looks forward to continuing to grow in Aspen, as well as nationally, and continues to accomplish its mission by having influential, recently retired American generals and admirals educate policymakers, members of Congress and their staffs, the media, and key community leaders about their lessons learned in Israel.
JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor Lt. Gen. Deptula in Breaking Defense

How To Defeat ISIL: It's All About The Strategy


Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (ret.) writes that those who oppose ISIL - the so-called "Islamic State (IS)" - must grasp the fact that no amount of kinetic force will make up for an inadequate plan to crush it. American power, both within and without the battlespace, will only be realized when power is guided by a comprehensive, coherent and realistic strategy.

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In Memory of Tom Neumann  

The JINSA family is deeply saddened by the passing of JINSA Executive Director Emeritus, Tom Neumann, on September 9 in Houston at the age of 69. We extend our deepest condolences to Tom's beloved wife Agnes and all of his family.


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