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Israel’s Offensive Capabilities in the Context of a Nuclear Iran

Webinar: On October 25th, the Center for Security Policy is pleased to host Brig. General (Ret.) Yosef Kupperwasser and Brig. General (Ret.) Amir Avivi of the Israeli Defense Forces in a webinar discussion of Israel’s offensive capabilities in light of Iran’s accelerating nuclear program. While the focus in Washington has been on the groundbreaking Israeli missile defense programs that have saved so many lives, this webinar will broaden the conversation to the offensive capabilities that may be required should Iran threaten a nuclear breakout.

Generals Kupperwasser and Avivi, of Israel’s Defense and Security Forum, have both held senior positions across the Israeli defense and intelligence communities. Kuperwasser has served as the Director General of the Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy, and as the Assistant Defense Attaché for Intelligence at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. General Avivi served in the IDF for three decades, including as the Head of the Auditing and Consulting Department of the Israeli Defense Establishment, the General Chief of Staff’s aide-de-camp, and Deputy Division Commander of the Gaza front. Between them, they share a granular understanding of Israel’s military posture, as well as of Israel’s security partnership with the United States. Generals Kupperwasser and Avivi will be joined by CSP’s Senior Fellow Ellie Cohanim and Director for the Middle East and North Africa Program Victoria Coates, who will both moderate the discussion.

As the old saying goes, the key to a good defense is a good offense. This webinar will be an opportunity to explore how the United States and Israel can build on our remarkable joint success in missile defense over the last decade with a similarly strategic partnership on the offensive capabilities the Jewish State will need to fully defend itself from a nuclear Iran.