In This Issue
VIP dinner/Spring Nat'l Ldrshp. Conf. in NYC
Generals and Admirals Program pre-trip dinner in DC
IDF MG Yaakov Amidror in South FL
Gemunder Center's Senior Advisor Lt. Gen. Deptula published in Breaking Defense
JINSA President & CEO featured in The Weekly Standard
New Journal Article/Book Review
New Journal Article
Fall Internship Opportunities
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Upcoming Events

Military Academies Program (Session 1)
June 27 - July 12


VIP dinner and Spring National Leadership Conference in New York City
(Left) JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky, The Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, and The Honorable Stephen Rademaker discuss the impact the 2016 presidential election will have on U.S. national security.

On Wednesday, May 18th we were honored to hear from General James T. Conway, USMC (ret.), 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps. General Conway - a member of JINSA's Board of Advisors, a 2014 Generals and Admirals Program participant, and co-chair of JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Strategy Council - gave a strategic overview of the Middle East, and shared why JINSA's mission is more important today than ever before. 

On Thursday, May 19 we held a one-day National Leadership Conference. We had high-level briefings from an esteemed group of national security experts on critical topics of the day, including the threat of domestic terrorism, the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran and Iraq, Syria and ISIS. We heard from NYPD Chief James O'Neill, IDF Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror who was formally National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu and currently JINSA's Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow, The Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens, Max Boot, and several other leading experts.

Generals and Admirals Program pre-trip dinner in Washington, DC with special guest speakers Senator Ron Johnson and IDF Maj. Gen. Yaacov Ayish
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee briefs the 2016 Generals and Admirals delegation prior to their departure for Israel.

On Monday, May 9 at The St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC, past and current participants of JINSA's Generals and Admirals Program joined Israeli Defense and Armed Forces Attaché Maj. Gen. Yaacov Ayish and Senator Ron Johnson to honor the 2016 JINSA Generals and Admirals Program delegation. Senator Johnson spoke candidly to those in attendance about the dangers of the recent Iran deal and the importance JINSA is playing in providing factual information to the Congress and American public. The 2016 delegation departed for Israel on May 28.

Gemunder Center Distinguished Fellow IDF Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror briefs South Florida community
(Left) Alex Furth with IDF Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror and host Ian Kaplan.

(Right) Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center with JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky.

On May 16 in Miami, FL IDF Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and the head of Israel's National Security Council and Greg and Ann Rosshandler Senior Fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) spoke to a group of JINSA supporters at a luncheon hosted by JINSA Leader Ian Kaplan where he gave an exclusive update on the Middle East.

He also briefed members of the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center and board members of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on national security challenges.

Article by JINSA's Gemunder Center Senior Advisor Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (ret.) 
published in

Just Warfare Entails Risk; 
Movie 'Eye In The Sky' Perverts Just War Laws
By: Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF (ret.) and Joseph Raskas - 05/16/16

Western militaries work tirelessly and gallantly to minimize civilian deaths. But more and more, their governments are handicapping them on the battlefield by imposing unnecessary constraints.

Article by JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky
featured in
What Rhodes Revealed
By: Dr. Michael Makovsky - 05/10/16

It's not every day that a senior White House official brags about how the administration has successfully manipulated what he portrays as an ignorant and compliant media, particularly on as critical and contested an issue as last summer's nuclear deal with Iran.

New Journal Article + Book Review

How the Islamic State Governs
Peeking behind the curtain of the new caliphate.
By: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

No jihadist enterprise has placed as much emphasis on the statehood mantra as the Islamic State, which in its current form not only claims to be a state but also the caliphate, to which all Muslims must pledge allegiance. But what is the system underlying this project? How close does it come to actually being deemed a state? Perhaps most importantly, is this project sustainable in the long run?

America's Shadow Warriors
By Daniel R. DePetris

Sean Naylor, Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015), 560pp. $29.99.

New Journal Article

How Boko Haram Became the Islamic State's West Africa Province
Nigeria's Islamist scourge goes global. Here's how it evolved.
By: J. Peter Pham

Even before it burst into the headlines with its brazen April 2014 abduction of nearly three hundred schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State, sparking an unprecedented amount of social media communication in the process, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram had already distinguished itself as one of the fastest evolving of its kind, undergoing several major transformations in just over half a decade.

Stay tuned for more articles coming soon!

Fall Internship Opportunities

JINSA is currently seeking full and part time interns for Fall 2016. The Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy and JINSA's Outreach Department both have opportunities available. 

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