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Poles Permit Take Down of Hijacked Planes

An anti-terrorism law that allows Polish authorities to shoot down hijacked planes as a last resort took effect Thursday, part of efforts to protect the country from attacks similar to those of Sept. 11. The law allows either the defense minister or the head of the Polish Air Force to order the shooting down of civilian or military aircraft whose hijackers defy orders to land. “This is certainly one of the hardest decisions which would have to be taken if such an event took place,” Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said.Full Story

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