France Takes the Gloves Off After Paris Attacks, but Will It Overreach?

A riot police officer patrols the Place de la Republique, Paris, Nov. 27, 2015 (AP photo by Jacques Brinon).
A riot police officer patrols the Place de la Republique, Paris, Nov. 27, 2015 (AP photo by Jacques Brinon).
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More than two weeks after the Paris attacks of Nov. 13, much still remains unknown about the terrorists—three have yet to be identified—and the nature of the organizational and logistical networks behind the plot. As details come to light, they will continue to inform a better understanding of the actual threat and the best ways to counter it. In the meantime, with the immediate shock somewhat faded, it is possible to weigh what we now know about the attacks in a more considered manner, and to draw some conclusions about France’s initial responses. The profiles of the attackers as established […]

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