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Old August 31, 2001, 11:42 PM   #4
Coronach
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Absurd

I'm sure there is a SWAT team somewhere that might employ such a method ('burn 'em out'), but the mere idea that it might be regarded as a valid tactic by tactical teams in general is absurd.

The point is to get your guy- alive. Once you have him contained, its gravy. You sit, you wait. if it takes too long, you get paid overtime. Win-win, all around.

The LAST thing you want to do is try to force him into coming out via fire...because if he does so he will probably be doing so desperate, armed and non-incapacitated. Thats not a good combination.

Mike
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