The article “Meet the Drone Killers” (Business & Tech., July 24) should be worrisome to Americans because it describes several realistic scenarios that highlight the need to develop antidrone defenses.
On August 6, JINSA's CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky was a guest on the Vicki McKenna Show to speak about the Iran deal for News Radio 1130 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show is broadcast locally and to millions of listeners over iHeartRadio.
The Vienna agreement has made the situation more complex and dangerous, not less so. Even if Iran completely abides by the terms of the agreement, when restrictions and sanctions come to an end fifteen years hence, it will emerge much stronger, militarily and economically. This situation will almost assuredly lead to the use of force against Iran, because Iran undoubtedly will try to produce nuclear weapons; be much better able to withstand foreign pressures; and hold significant sway across the Middle East. The conflict that will ensue will take place in conditions far worse (from a Western perspective) than before the agreement, pitting the West (and/or Israel) against a much-stronger Iran.
Today, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing entitled, “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Military Balance in the Middle East.” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) asked the panel of witnesses about alternatives to signing the Iran nuclear agreement and President Obama’s ultimatum to accept this deal or face war with Iran.
One man was responsible for the deaths or injuries of thousands of American soldiers in Iraq. That same man is responsible for sowing sectarian conflict today in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. And yet, in the nuclear deal with Iran, this man, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, will have sanctions lifted against him. Indeed, he will receive a large infusion of cash to wreak more havoc and terror. Having served in Iraq, having experienced first-hand his proxy operations against American forces, and having lost men to Gen. Suleimani's terror operations, I find this offensive.
In May, President Barack Obama donned a yarmulke and spoke in a Washington, D.C., synagogue. He reminded his audience that Jeffrey Goldberg, a member of the congregation, once called him the "first Jewish president." He claimed to be flattered by the characterization. And perhaps he was-most Jews, after all, voted for him for president, and many Jews of Obama's acquaintance have sometimes seemed to care more about the well-being of Planned Parenthood than about the survival of the state of Israel.
On July 29, 2015, JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force released a new report at a panel discussion to provide an expert analysis of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), the final agreement with Iran on nuclear disarmament.
In Vienna on July 14, the P5+1 and Iran agreed on a final deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA). This report analyzes whether the JCPA addresses the Task Force’s questions and concerns about the framework agreement.
07/29/2015 - 12:00pm
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