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Join Us on November 16 at Our 33rd Annual Dinner

JINSA is proud to announce that this year's Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Award will be presented to Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on November 16 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. JINSA will also present The Grateful Nation Award the same evening to six young warriors recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the War on Terrorism.

Addressing Electromagnetic Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure

JINSA’s Gemunder Center EMP Task Force convenes former high-ranking government and military officials, directors of national laboratories, nuclear engineers and other experts to produce a new landmark report recommending enhancements U.S. strategic deterrence, critical infrastructure and societal resiliency against the spectrum of electromagnetic threats.

JINSA Gemunder Center Iran Strategy Council Testifies Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

JINSA Gemunder Center Iran Strategy Council Co-Chair General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.) and Member Vice Admiral John Bird, USN (ret.) testified on September 9 before the House Foreign Relations Committee on the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran Strategy Council: Assessment of the Iran Deal

The Iran Strategy Council is an organization of former top senior military officials and defense analysts with the mission of educating audiences on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and how it will make the United States and its allies less safe and war with Iran and its proxies more likely. The JCPOA has potentially grave strategic implications that directly threaten to undermine the national security of the United States and our closest regional allies.

The Latest From JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force

JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force Iran Task Force brings together former high-ranking government and military officials, energy experts and business leaders to address the challenges to U.S. national security of Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. The task force examines 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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It's been two weeks since a majority of Congress sought to register its disapproval of the Iran deal but fell short of the votes necessary to break a filibuster or override a presidential veto, and most politicians and commentators have moved on. It's understandable to want a mental break after a long and hard-fought struggle. But the world hasn't taken a break. The consequences of the deal are already reverberating.

As the parties now begin implementing the JCPA, and Congress decides whether to disapprove the agreement, it is both useful and necessary to highlight critical deficiencies that remain unaddressed. This short briefing paper, based on the Task Force's body of work, focuses on the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.

On September 9, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cited the new JINSA-commissioned Iran Strategy Council Report on the floor of the Senate during a speech about the Iran deal.

The Iran debate remains in flux but its fundamentals have not changed. Some members of Congress want to filibuster, and some believe the debate must continue because the Obama administration has not met the terms of existing law by failing to provide all the necessary documentation. There is yet another set of lawmakers who support the deal with the hope that they can improve upon it after it is implemented. However Congress resolves these challenges, legislators must recognize this inescapable fact: the deal's flaws can't be materially ameliorated; they are deeply rooted in the agreement's structure. To 'fix' the deal, Congress must reject it and force a fundamental renegotiation.

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