Tactical options for SWAT making a 'tubular assault'
There are a couple tactical options that tend to be overlooked in the planning stages of a tubular assault. SWAT commanders seem to focus on the entry point of the plane and the close proximity of innocent hostages — which is a legitimate concern.
However, it’s important to consider a couple key tactical options. The first is the sniper-initiated assault — a great option if the hostage takers routinely peer out the window from the aircraft cock pit.