SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command hosted more than 20 members of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) during a community relations visit, April 1.The purpose of the visit was to educate leaders from diverse backgrounds on the mission, methods and equipment of NSW."I thought today was amazing," said Benjamin Brisi, JINSA consultant. "It's a privilege to be here today and be able to see Special Forces training, and thank service members for their service to our country."
[Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=JINSA The Men From JINSA and CSP http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml%3Fi=20020902&s=vest JINSA advocates censorship, military strikes on “partisan” media outlets http://www.muzzlewatch.com/2009/05/20/jinsa-advocates-censorship-military-strikes-on-disagreeable-media-outlets/
JINSA is the hard-line, Likudnik Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. They boast a pretty powerful line-up of present and former advisors including Dick Cheney, John Bolton, Douglas Feith and Richard Perle. If you’re looking for groups to blame for helping to get us into the endless war and now occupation of Iraq, JINSA is certainly a great place to start.
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Institute_for_National_Security_Affairs
JINSA's advisory board includes such notable figures as Michael Ledeen, Richard Perle, and R. James Woolsey, while Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations John Bolton, and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith were all on JINSA's Board of Advisors before they entered the Bush administration. JINSA is officially a non-partisan organization welcoming advisors from both sides of the aisle including Democrats such as former Congressman Dave McCurdy and current Congressman Steve Israel.
JINSA's policy recommendations for the U.S. government currently include:Support for joint U.S.-Israeli training and weapons development programs.Regime change in "rogue" nation-states known to provide support or knowingly harbor terrorist groups, including Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and Libya, and support a re-evaluation of the U.S. defense relationships with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and other Persian Gulf nations.