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Week-415-December-10-2008

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Week 415
Dec. 10, 2008

Editor's Note:

Two weeks ago, less than a dozen militants held at bay some 800 well-trained police for 60 hours, throwing a major metropolitan area into utter chaos, and leaving law enforcement officers around the globe thinking: “What will we do when this happens on our watch?”

PoliceOne has collected the thoughts of several people in law enforcement with the purpose of kick-starting a dialog about how the events in Mumbai provide an opportunity to consider the nature of the threat we may one day face here in the U.S. We encourage you to read the opinions and analysis here and to participate in this discussion.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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The Taj Mahal hotel at dusk in Mumbai, India. On November 26, 2008, terrorists launched a multi-faceted, well-coordinated, military-style attack. (AP Photo)


The recent Attacks in Mumbai serve as a warning for U.S. Law Enforcement and if we fail to acknowledge this warning we will fail as this nation’s Guardians. Police departments across the United States need to prepare for such an event. Through training, equipment and the warrior spirit our officers can prevail when these terrorist knock on our doors.

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