It is early days in Israel’s latest conflict, but a few tentative implications for U.S. domestic security are already emerging. That isn’t surprising because although the geopolitical circumstances of America and the Jewish state are very different, in other ways they are similar. First, excessive partisanship can distract governments from key duties such as maintaining security. Second, rampant misinformation on social media can undermine government’s ability to sustain popular support for a war effort. Third, when it comes to domestic security, there’s no substitute for secure borders. Fourth, civilians need to be prepared for an emergency, including having a plan for escaping danger. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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