Joseph Churba

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Joseph Churba (died in 1996) "who was the Air Force's top Middle East intelligence expert in 1976 when he publicly criticized comments by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. George S. Brown, about Israel's being a military burden for the United States, died on April 18 at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was 62 and moved to midtown Manhattan from Washington in January. The cause was a heart attack and he had pancreatitis, said Sol W. Sanders, a friend.

"At his death Mr. Churba was president of the International Security Council, a Washington-based research institute. He was a Presidential campaign adviser to Ronald W. Reagan in 1980 and an adviser to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1981 and 1982." [1]

In 1965 he and a college friend, Meir Kahane, who later founded the Jewish Defense League, founded the "July Fourth Movement" to promote support for American involvement in the Vietnam War among college students. wiki

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