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HOSED DOWN: An Australian volunteer in a counterterror exercise

Girding for the Next Attack
With Osama bin Laden's taped threats still ringing in their ears, security agencies around the world wondered when and where the next strike might come. Governments from Britain to Australia had the impossible task of warning citizens about the danger while urging them to live normally.

German authorities debated how to improve security at streetside Christmas markets, fearing an attack similar to one foiled in Strasbourg last year; rather than spook people with armed police in riot gear, officials in Cologne decided to train plainclothesmen to...

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