Elliot Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in the Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorism.
He has presented and published papers on the subjects of Deterrence and U.S. Military Manpower Policy, Cultural Relativism and Nuclear Deterrence Policy in the Middle East, Israel’s Changing Defense Posture Following the 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, Terrorists’ Use of Modern Information Technology, and Regional Deterrence During and After the Cold War. His paper on Combat Motivation and Effectiveness in Infantry Units has been on the recommended reading list at the U.S. Army War College. His articles have appeared in The Washington Times, National Post of Canada, In the National Interest, Front Page Magazine, and numerous web journals. Elliot is the founder and senior editor of MidEast: On Target, an e-journal and newsletter.
Elliot is a major in the IDF reserves and is a graduate of the Home Front Command Senior Commanders Course. He presently serves as the Commanding Officer of the Population Behavior and Information Unit of the Northern Region in IDF Home Front Command. In that capacity, he served on active duty in the North for five weeks during the Second Lebanon War of 2006. He also served in Gush Katif during the Gaza Disengagement in the summer of 2005 and in 2004 he was a member of the rescue team in the aftermath of the bombing of the Taba Hilton. In addition, he is an expert in infantry weapons and tactics, and has taught courses in fieldcraft and small unit tactics to infantry and paratroop officers. He received the IDF Home Front Command Outstanding Officer Award in 2006.
While in Chicago, Elliot was Director of the Speakers Bureau for the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and was a featured lecturer. An educator for over 25 years, Elliot has lectured to a wide range of audiences and programs in Israel and abroad. He teaches and lectures on the topics of the Middle East Conflict; Terrorism and Responses; Military Thought and Strategy; The Military Aspects of International Conflict; Arab-Israeli Relations; the Sociology of Modern Israel and the History of Zionism.
Topics for HR Missions
Travel North for a Full Day (Dec 2014, May 2014, Nov 2013, Dec 2012, June 2012
Strategic Threats: Israel and the Shifting Sands of the Middle East (May 2013)