The Fisher Institute 11th Annual National Security Conference

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The Fisher Institute 11th Annual National Security Conference
Winning Small Wars and the Role of Air Power
 Wednsday, May, 27th 2015


 07:45 Gathering
 08:30 Opening  Remarks
Brig. Gen. (res.) Asaf Agmon, CEO, Fisher Institute

The Joint Military-Diplomatic Effort

Tzipi Livni, MK

 09:30 First Session – The Strategic Frame
Chair – Inbal Kreiss, Deputy General Manager, MBT Space Division, IAI
  Middle East Trends and Changes
Ephraim Halevy, former head of Mossad 
  The Record of Failure: Airpower in Counterinsurgency
 Prof. Martin van Creveld
  Why Big Nations Fail to Win Small Wars
Prof. Jim Storr, Norwegian Military Academy
 11:00 Break

Second Session Knowing, Perceiving, Understanding: what we knew but did not understand 

Chair -  Col. (res.) Einat Gafner, Dado Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies


About the Psychologocal Phenomenon

Dr. Menachem Gelbard, Tel Aviv University,  Yezreel valley Academic College


Hamas Underground Warfare in Operation Protective Edge                

Brig. Gen. (res.) Shalom Harari

  The Creation of ISIS
Dr. Howard J. Shatz, Senior Economist, RAND

Conceptual and Operational Challenges

Brig. Gen. (res.) Dan Ronen, Vice President, ISTAR Division, Elbit Systems

13:20  Lunch Break
14:20 Third  Session - Challenges and Solutions 
Chair – Maj. Gen. (res.) Gideon Sheffer, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Israel Elbit Systems, Corporate Headquarters
  Small Wars and the Meaning of Victory
Col. Bernie 'Jeep' Willi, USA AF, Combat Air Branch Head, Joint Air Power Competence Centre

Can Terrorist Organizations be Deterred?

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Doron Almog

  The Contribution of Unmanned Vehicles in Small Wars
Liran Antebi, research fellow, Institute for National Security Studies, INSS

From Participation to Partnership: the development of IAF force operation in land warfare

Brig. Gen. Yaron Rozen, IAF

16:05 Break
16:30 IAF Challenges
IAF Commander, Maj. General Amir Eshel
  Third  Session - Challenges and Solutions (cont.)
17:10 How to Avoid Misconceptions?

Brig. Gen. Itay Brun, former head of Analysis Division, Directorate of Military Intelligence


A New Air Power Concept


Col. Prof. John Andreas Olsen, director, Norwegian Ministry of Defense and visiting professor at the Swedish Defense University

18:00  Concluding lecture
Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon



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Date 27/05/2015 07:45 18:00
Location Air Force Center, Herzlia
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