Re: French Terror Alert



This excerpt should be highlighted

Training for GIGN focuses, perhaps more so than any other CT unit, on
the prevention of violence. This attitude, to employ all other options
before resorting to force, has led to literally hundreds of successful
operations. Firearms use is a high priority as well, and approximately
60 of the 87 operators have qualified as sharpshooters. Interestingly,
GIGN shooters are trained in placing shots to neutralize suspects,
rather than killing if possible. This is a practice disdained by most
CT organizations.
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It is important to note that GIGN is widely regarded as having some of
the best firearms training in the world. It is for this reason that
many of the world's special operations and counterterrorist units
conduct exchange programs with the GIGN.


http://www.specialoperations.com/Foreign/France/GIGN/default.htm

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