And very well done , a very clear dont fuck with us message from the French . Our lot would still be writing up risk assessments and method statements.
That is completely untrue. UK security services (SAS) set the benchmark for these operations in 1980, from which the rest of the world took it's cue and it's training plus it only took 6 men, not 88,000.
The other significant thing from that particular operation (The Iranian Embassy Siege) was that no-one knew what was about to happen. The media was banned from showing the build-up. I do think that the glare of publicity from the recent Paris incidents was far too bright.