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Russia's Antiterror Tactics: Reward and a First Strike

The Russian government offered a $10 million reward Wednesday for the killing or capture of two Chechen rebel leaders, and a top general said Moscow reserved the right to make pre-emptive strikes against terrorists abroad. In an emerging government reaction that echoed statements in Washington after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, several lawmakers also proposed steps to tighten domestic security in response to last week’s horrific schoolhouse hostage siege in North Ossetia, in which more than 300 children, parents, teachers and attackers were killed. In a new official account of the attack, Russia’s chief law enforcement official portrayed a band of cutthroat kidnappers who argued among themselves and whose leader enforced discipline by executing three of his crew.Full Story

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