The U.N. Human Rights Commission Report on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (what the Israeli Defense Forces designated as Operation Protective Edge) includes findings that both Hamas and the IDF violated the law of armed conflict (LOAC); that the IDF violated human rights obligations; and that many of these violations appear to qualify as war crimes. Analysis of the Report indicates the findings related to Hamas LOAC violations are unjustifiably qualified, while the findings of IDF LOAC violations are not sufficiently supported by facts, expertise, or law.
On October 18, 2012, JINSA, in conjunction with The Reserve Officers Association (ROA), and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held a symposium on "New Technologies for the U.S. Army: Future Prospects and Policy Implications."
In the latest JINSA Analyis, JINSA Advisory Board Member Maj. Gen. Larry Taylor, USMCR (Ret.), discusses the coming cuts in defense spending and how making these cuts in uncertain times could be could be a repeat of past mistakes.
Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, USAF (ret.), former Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces Korea, briefed JINSA members via conference call on the current, volatile situation on the Korean Peninsula on December 10, 2010.
As violence continues to decline in Iraq, regional elections are set for January and disparate political and ethnic forces move closer to political reconciliation, the unfinished Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States looms increasingly large.
JINSA Award Recipient Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England Addresses the Herzliya Conference
Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, at the Herzliya Conference, Herzliya, Israel, 21 Jan 2007. Secretary England, then Navy Secretary, was honored with JINSA's Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award in 2001.
U.S. and Israeli Ships Targeted, Hezbollah Successfully Strikes with Iranian Missile
From a Chinese sub slipping within five miles of a U.S. aircraft carrier to the pride of the Israeli fleet being struck by an Iranian anti-ship missile launched by Hezbollah, events in 2006 may compel needed attention to fleet protection, especially as advanced non-nuclear submarines begin to enter Middle East and Asian fleets.
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