The Attack: Countdown to Terror

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The Attack: Countdown to Terror
SBS  |  July 24, 2020

A tense cat-and-mouse narrative about a jihadi sleeper cell planning a massacre at an iconic British event. Faced with this scenario, real counterterrorism experts reveal the tactics being used to try and foil such plots, showing how elite decision-makers in the police, the government and the security services work together to prevent a terrorist outrage. All the while they have to balance the impact of their decisions on civil liberties and public safety, while grappling with the complex legal and moral questions surrounding counterterrorism.

A tense cat-and-mouse narrative about a jihadi sleeper cell planning a massacre at an iconic British event. Faced with this scenario, real counterterrorism experts reveal the tactics being used to try and foil such plots, showing how elite decision-makers in the police, the government and the security services work together to prevent a terrorist outrage. All the while they have to balance the impact of their decisions on civil liberties and public safety, while grappling with the complex legal and moral questions surrounding counterterrorism.

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