AMOS YADLIN 311 (R).
(photo credit: Gil Magen/Reuters)
Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of Military Intelligence, took up
the position of director of Tel Aviv University’s influential Institute for
National Security Studies on Thursday.
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Yadlin retired from the military
in 2010. In one of his last public security assessments in uniform last year,
Yadlin said that the country’s enemies were focused on building up missile
capabilities to target the greater Tel Aviv region, and said that the military
was monitoring five active fronts.
After stepping down as head of
Military Intelligence, Yadlin joined the Washington Institute for Near East
Policy, where he wrote about national security, force development, intelligence,
civilian-military relations, and the military ethics of fighting
Previously, Yadlin served as IDF attaché to the United States,
commander of the IDF Military Colleges and the National Defense College, and
deputy commander of the Israel Air Force.
“Under the leadership of
Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yadlin, [the] INSS aims to continue to engage in the
formulation of policy recommendations, and looks forward to enhancing its
contribution to the study and public debate of the strategic issues on Israel’s
national security agenda,” the center said in a statement.
ranks are filled with former senior defense and security officials, as well as
academic experts on a host of related subjects.
The center regularly
publishes paper analyzing many aspects of national and regional
security. Yadlin was not immediately available for comment.