I strongly disagree with the "mandatory policies" you listed.
They're sound ideas, and they totally make sense but an issue arises when you realize that the terrorist aren't "techno masterminds".... they're
not using XPJ-1 plasma beam rifles
... they're using unexploded ordinance, and stuff they scrounge up out of junkyards.
You can pour the entire defense budget into your expert teams idea... but unless they can be everywhere, at all times, something is gonna go down.
How does an "expert team" combat against something as simple as a large bag of nails sitting ontop of an unexploded artillary shell set to blow?
They rig up detonators out of everyday items we regard as mere play things...
It's so simple, that it almost
can't be combated against. Much like the viatnamese during 'nam... they aren't using super advanced
technology to get their kills... back then it was stuff like...
-a pinless grenade in an empty c-ration can, set to a trip wire. The can is painted to blend into its surroundings... you walk by the trip wire... the
wire pulls the grenade out of the can... spoon pops off... bye bye...
-a pinless grenade with a rubber band around it. Toss it into the gas tank of a vehicle (at that time it was possible)... the gasoline eats through
the rubber band in a few days... spoon pops off... bye bye...
(If the mods feel as if they should remove the two above items for whatever reason, feel free to. I don't want to be responsible for giving anyone
ideas... you never know nowadays.)
It wasn't hightech stuff back then, and it still isn't now... it's just resourcefulness, mixed with abit of ingenuity
Now instead of the ol' grenade in the c-rat can trick
, it's the artillary shell in the baby carriage trick
... or the even more
effective "3 banger" in the opel parked across the street trick
. Not technical at all...
Anyhow with that said... I understand where you're coming from. Perhaps your policies would be better implemented in the future, but for right now...
I don't see "expert teams" being too effective in the type of warfare were currently engaged in... or even the "war on terror" as a whole.
[edit on 1/13/06 by microcosm]