When it comes to fighting terrorism, the Israelis are a proven brand. This became clear to me when I traveled to the West Bank recently to train at a counter-terrorism academy staffed by members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The training was intense, dynamic, and yes - fun. Not only did I get to train with the world's top security experts, but I also gained some insight into the changing nature of terrorism and how the IDF was adapting to fight it. The Israeli perspective offers those of us in the West something to think about as we struggle with our own battle against terrorism: