Haim Assa, a Mathematician and Military Systems Analyst for the past 25 years, served as the Head of the Strategic Team for the late Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin during the years 1990-1995, (during the years 1990-1992 he was his Personal Advisor for Strategic Affairs.) He started in the Israeli Air Force in Operational Research (1976-1987). Director of Assa-Or Ltd, he continues his research in Military Systems Analysis. His formal education includes a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.Sc. in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Technion, Haifa. In July 1998, he was called upon by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to participate in a think tank which is studying the threat of ground-to-ground missiles.