About Amos Yadlin

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Amos Yadlin, born in 1951, was named director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in November 2011, after more than 40 years of service in the Israel Defense Forces, ten of which he was a member of the IDF General Staff.

From 2006-2010, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin served as the IDF’s chief of Defense Intelligence. From 2004-2006, he served as the IDF attaché to the United States. In February 2002, he earned the rank of major general and was named commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College.

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin, a former deputy commander of the Israel Air Force, has commanded two fighter squadrons and two airbases. He has also served as Head of IAF Planning Department (1990-1993). He accumulated about 5,000 flight hours and flew more than 250 combat missions behind enemy lines. He participated in the Yom Kippur War (1973), Operation Peace for Galilee (1982) and Operation Tamuz – the destruction of the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq (1981).

Yadlin holds a B.A. in economics and business administration from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1985). He also holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994).

Before his appointment as Director of INSS, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin joined the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as the Kay Fellow on Israeli national security.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin has written on national security, force development, intelligence, civil-military relations, and the military ethics of fighting terror.

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Israel has been pushing IAEA to release report on suspected nuclear activity in Iran; former head of Israeli military, intel on threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel

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August 16, 2013 with

New Iranian president installs next chief of Tehran’s nuclear program; ex-Israeli intelligence chief offers a plan for containing Iran and its threats

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