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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-11 10:59 AM
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160. How would you handle the following scenario?
Edited on Thu May-12-11 11:06 AM by onenote
A group of terorrists kidnap a busload of American tourists, kill a couple of them, and transport them to a location in Pakistan where they hold them, demanding $10 billion dollars and the resignation of the President of the United States. (Or if you want, make the hostage someone else, such as Sasha and Malia or Hillary Clinton or Dennis Kucinich). Intelligence gathering reveals that they are being held in Pakistan but there is a very high risk that if the Pakistan government is informed, the result will be that they hostages will be moved or killed.

What do you do? Leave them there? Go in and rescue them without Pakistan's persmission? Tell Pakistan and hope like hell the raid isn't compromised?

And when its determined that the best chance of a successful rescue involves a nighttime raid on a compound where it is known that there will be armed defenders and, in fact, that is true and shots are exchanged, and you encounter one of the terrorists who does not appear to be armed (although you can't tell for certain if he/she is booby trapped in some way) and that terrorist does not unambiguosly surrender but instead appears to be attempting to flee, do you let them flee or do you stop them before they can either escape or obtain a weapon or take some other action that poses a threat to the mission?

What do you do?
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