Citing Israel as the world leader in counterterrorism, 15 senior American law enforcement officials from the Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) are spending 10 days in the country to observe multiple security agencies.
During his 14 years as an Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician, Tech. Sgt. James Fitzgerald has neutralized 210 improvised explosive devices, led teams during 439 combat missions, performed 226 route clearance patrols, and deployed five times in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In one case, he cleared an explosive device while under direct enemy fire.
On November 16, over 400 supporters attended JINSA's 33rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to celebrate JINSA's 2015 Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Distinguished Service Award honoree, Congressman Ed Royce, and the Grateful Nation Award recipients. In attendance were 32 members of congress, over 50 active duty U.S. military including 13 admirals and generals, numerous retired senior military personnel, defense industry representatives, and members of the diplomatic community.
President Obama has stood by and done virtually nothing while the Assad regime has slaughtered more than 250,000 Syrians and forced millions, more than half the country, from their homes. Standing by as such staggering carnage continues - with no interest even of establishing a no-fly safe zone - betrays American humanistic values fundamentally and dwarfs any concern over 10,000 refugees.
The Grateful Nation Award, established in 2003, is presented annually to six young heroes recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the War on Terrorism. Honorees are chosen by their respective service and come from the enlisted, noncommissioned officer and junior officer ranks. Honorees represent each of the five branches of the U.S. military and the U.S. Special Operations Command.
As President Obama prepares to head to the G-20 summit this weekend in Antalya, Turkey, he faces a dilemma: how to relate to his host, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The de facto leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) which has ruled Turkey essentially uninterruptedly since 2002 and won another smashing victory in November 1 parliamentary elections, Erdogan has become increasingly authoritarian.
The Obama administration first argued that the Iran deal was a good deal and would have a beneficial impact on Iran's behavior in the region. Then it fessed up that it might not be the best deal but the alternative was war. Then the argument became, well, "Iran is becoming more aggressive and heating up wars, but at least we have the Iran deal to stop its nuke program." Now we don't even have that.
Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson said this afternoon that he’s happy to use his committee as a vehicle to hammer on threats to the electric grid posed by natural and man-made electromagnetic disruption.
On November 5, 2015, JINSA held a high-level panel on Capitol Hill to address electromagnetic threats. JINSA's Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy EMP Task Force convenes former high-ranking government and military officials, directors of national laboratories, nuclear engineers and other experts to raise awareness and develop actionable recommendations to enhance U.S. strategic deterrence, critical infrastructure and societal resiliency against the spectrum of electromagnetic threats.
11/09/2015 - 9:38am
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