SIGNAL Fellow Major General (res.) Eitan Ben Eliyahu was the first Israeli to present at the annual Sun Tzu’s Art of War conference. Invited by our colleagues at the Academy of Military Science (AMS) to nominate a leading Israeli military expert to present at the 9th Annual International Symposium on Sun Tzu’s Art of War in Qingdao, SIGNAL was honored to send the IAF general who led the air force mission to end the nuclear program in Iraq.
The conference takes it name from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, an ancient military treatise composed of 13 chapters on different aspects of warfare. The Art of War was the most influential treatise of China’s Seven Military Classics, and has significantly influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business and legal strategies, and more.
As an honored guest at the event, SIGNAL Fellow MG (res.) Eitan Ben Eliyahu had the opportunity to speak at the conference and share his views on modern warfare. Ben Eliyahu boasts one of the most impressive careers seen in the Israeli Air Force. Since leaving active duty, Ben Eliyahu founded the Sentry Technology Group, where he serves as CEO. He also serves as Board Chairman of the Koret Foundation’s Israel Economic Development Fund and the Co-Chair of the Israel National Museum of Science. In additions, Ben Eliyahu sits on the boards of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Zionism 2000, the Israel Democracy Institute, and the Rabin Research Center.
This year, the Sun Tzu symposium focused on the theme of ‘The Art of War and Peace Cooperation and Development’. Participants from 26 different countries and regions held in-depth discussions on the topic. Ben Eliyahu enjoyed the opportunity of talking to military experts and met active and retired high-ranking members of the Chinese military, with whom he will continue to communicate.