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Published On: Sun, Jan 13th, 2013

Former Senator Joe Lieberman joins The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Board of Advisers

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If you think that after the end of the 112th Congress and Senator Joe Lieberman’s retirement he simply went off to quieter pastures, think again.

The former Connecticut Senator, staunch pro-Israeli advocate and foreign policy hawk still has a place in Washington as a member of the Board of Advisers with the DC-based The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), according to organization’s website.

Lieberman and JINSA are not strangers by any means. According to JINSA:

Senator Lieberman embodied JINSA’s mission for almost three decades in the Senate. As a staunch supporter of both U.S.-Israel cooperation and a strong American military, he was honored by JINSA with its Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson Distinguished Service Award in 1997. After 9/11, Senator Lieberman was instrumental in reorganizing the intelligence community and establishing the Department of Homeland Security. America is a safer place because of his bipartisan work and JINSA is honored to have him as an adviser.

In addition to Sen. Lieberman, JINSA also added five recently retired senior military officers to the Board of Advisers  General Hal M. Hornburg , former Commander, Air Combat Command, Lieutenant General Tad J. Oelstrom , former Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy, Lieutenant General Guy Swan , former commander of United States Army North (Fifth Army), Lieutenant General George J. Trautman , former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, and Lieutenant General Stephen G. Wood , former Deputy Commander, United Nations Command.

JINSA was founded in 1976 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to advocate on behalf of a strong U.S. military, a robust national security policy, and a strong U.S. security relationship with Israel and other like-minded democracies. JINSA’s mandate is to:

  • Provide leadership and affect policy on crucial issues of national security and foreign policy;
  • Promote American security cooperation with like-minded democratic countries including, but not limited to, Israel;
  • Engage the American defense community about the role Israel can and does play in securing Western, democratic interests in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions; and
  • Improve awareness in the general public, as well as in the Jewish community of the importance of a strong American defense capability.
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