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Paris Attacks: The Acuity of Hindsight

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Nov 14, 2015 | 15:24 GMT
The Paris jihadist attacks on the Bataclan

The Nov. 13 Paris attacks highlight the difficulty of locating potential threats in a complex Western country such as France

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The Nov. 13 attacks highlight the difficulty of locating potential threats in a complex Western country such as France. French authorities have incredible intelligence capabilities and very capable police and military forces. Yet, those intelligence and enforcement resources are quite limited and can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of potential jihadist attackers....

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