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11/14/15

Paris Massacre: ‘France to mull invoking NATO collective defense’

France will mull invoking NATO's collective defense clause, French security expert Bruno Tertrais tells DW. He also said that Paris-style attacks could happen in every major Western city.

Bruno Tertrais: It does not really come as a surprise. All the intelligence services and police knew that a major attack of the kind we had yesterday was not only possible, but almost likely. It is the kind of attack that police has tried to prevent for several years now, but it was absolutely not a surprise. Of course, it was a huge shock, especially because of the simultaneous nature of the attacks and the fact that for the first time ever, we had suicide bombers operating on the national territory.

Read more: ‘France to mull invoking NATO collective defense’ | World | DW.COM | 14.11.2015

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