Here’s a piece from Erroll Southers about the similarities and differences between American and Israeli approaches to aviation security. Southers is Associate Director of the DHS National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and adjunct professor of homeland security and public policy at the University of Southern California.
Recently, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met with top Israeli officials to discuss ongoing partnerships between the United States and Israel, threats from terrorism facing both nations and DHS’ commitment to working with Israel to expand operational and technological cooperation on homeland security issues.
Israel’s world-renowned aviation security strategies are often mentioned in America. However, despite their successes, the secretary summarily stated, “Israeli-style security won’t work for the US.”