Ehud Barak gained attention during the Yom Kippur War, became Prime Minister of Israel in 1999, and desired peace in the Middle East. The former Israeli special forces commando, IDF Chief of Staff and Israeli government minister, inspires and believes you can achieve peace around the negotiation table. However, he remains strong in shielding Israel at all costs. "Who can guarantee that if we allow the Palestinians to establish a state, we won't find rockets there as well, half a mile from the airport or 10 miles from Tel Aviv?" His view on leadership, in general, is realistic and how it can open people's eyes to the truth or how leadership is easily replaceable when they fail the people.