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11/29/2016 - 9:00pm

The Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award & The 2016 Grateful Nation Award presented to six young warriors recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the War on Terrorism.

11/17/2016 - 9:11pm

The fight against the Islamic State terror group is heading underground. As Iraqi forces, with U.S. support, close in on Mosul, the toughest fighting likely will not be in the streets or door-to-door, but in sophisticated miles-long tunnel networks ISIL has constructed under the city. Fighting in this subterranean domain presents unique tactical, operational, technological and even legal challenges, for which the U.S. military must be better prepared. This is far from the first time tunnels have been used by asymmetric and conventional adversaries, and it is unlikely to be the last.

11/15/2016 - 8:57pm

President-elect Donald Trump ran on the promise of ripping up the Iran deal - but then again, he also ran on repealing all of Obamacare. Neither seems possible, but the opportunity to correct course on Iran now exists, provided that Trump's infatuation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the general lack of expertise among Trump's inner circle do not hinder the effort to put the mullahs back on their heels.

11/15/2016 - 8:43pm

Just as the Barbary pirates of yore impeded safe passage, U.S. vessels today are challenged by new aggressors, Iran foremost. Iranian forces or their proxies have forcibly tried to prevent the U.S. Navy from sailing freely in international waters in the Persian Gulf and, more recently, in the Red Sea.

10/12/2016 - 8:22pm

It is telling, if depressing, that in their just concluded second debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton referred to "leadership" just three times. After all, a majority of Americans will distrust the leadership abilities of whoever is elected. To find a paragon of modern leadership, one must look south of our border, to Colombia, at Alvaro Uribe, arguably the greatest leader of 21st century.

09/21/2016 - 9:02pm

Last week, Graham used a conference call arranged by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs to chastise Israeli leaders for accepting the agreement. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would have been more generous, he insisted, adding that both Republicans and Democrats in Congress support upping the military aid.

09/21/2016 - 8:04pm

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is stepping up its harassment of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf. In the past few weeks, U.S. ships had to swerve and fire warning shots on separate occasions to avoid colliding with oncoming Iranian ships. The U.S. Navy recorded 31 such instances of "unsafe and/or unprofessional interactions" by Iran in the first half of this year, compared to 23 in all of 2015.

09/21/2016 - 7:33pm

JINSA Gemunder Center Iran Task Force Chair Amb. Eric Edelman Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance on September 21, 2016. The hearing was held to examine the terrorism financing risks of America's $1.7 billion cash payments to Iran.

09/20/2016 - 9:14pm

“They will tell you they do not do that,” said Steve Pomerantz, the counterterrorism expert at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and a retired FBI agent, referring to Israel’s security establishment. Instead, he said, they look for behavioral patterns, or what some call “predictive profiling.”

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