CNN OpEd: Israel’s Lessons for Protecting Americans

On Friday, CNN published an opinion piece I wrote about the political discourse relating to terrorism in the US and Europe.

Here is an excerpt: 

The attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have created an even greater sense of urgency that something must be done to prevent further attacks in the United States and Europe. But while this is not surprising, the solutions being advocated, expanding military operations against ISIS and identifying whether those fleeing the Middle East pose a threat, seem to miss the point.

After all, the most significant U.S. response to the threats facing the West post-9/11 was regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan, an approach that cost thousands of American lives and a trillion dollars, but which has failed to eliminate the threat to American citizens while leaving the Middle East in an even bigger mess than it was.

To read the rest, visit: Israel’s Lessons for Protecting Americans. 

As always, look forward to feedback.

About the Author
Adam Harmon is the author of Lonely Soldier: Memoir of an American in the Israeli Army. He served with the Paratroopers and a Special Operations reserve unit for 13 years. He has provided consulting services for the US Defense and Intelligence community since 2003. And he's been a guest on numerous CNN, Fox, and NPR programs - sharing his insights regarding the Arab-Israel conflict. His forthcoming book - Unstoppable: Making Success Inevitable By Adopting the Unique Culture of the IDF - details a revolutionary approach to building and leading organizations that is based in part on the IDF and the best practices he experienced working at leading global corporations.