What We Can Learn From 3 Americans Who Fought, Disarmed Attacker on Paris Train

The thwarted terrorist attack by three Americans on a Paris bound train last week exposed a flaw in terrorist tactics.

Spreading fear with violence (the goal of terrorism) is not possible when populations fight back.

The botched attack demonstrated vulnerabilities in a command and control terror strategy, and shows a break down in the sequence of the terror planning process to an attempted attack.

The success of terrorism relies on a passive, fearful response from a population.