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Secret review: special forces to get call if terrorists strike| The Australian

Secret review: special forces to get call if terrorists strike| The Australian

Army special forces could be called out to resolve deadly Lindt cafe-style sieges as part of a wide­ranging secret ­review aimed at streamlining the so-called “call-out” powers that allow the military to operate on domestic soil.

Almost two years after Lindt cafe gunman Man Haron Monis brought Sydney’s CBD to a standstill, resulting in the deaths of two hostages and raising serious questions about the ability of local police to handle major terrorist ­attacks, The Australian can reveal moves are afoot to fast-track the procedures via which the army can be used to fight ­terrorists.

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