I dont think we’d send police to overrun a militant hide out here, would we?
For instance, if we thought maybe 100 armed terrorists were at a certain location, wouldn’t we get the national guard or something involved?
Pretty sure that the National Guard doesn’t have that expertise. Although I guess they may have been used at WACO with their tanks and APC’s, etc.
I’m guessing that the Egpytian Police is more like our military. They probably have automatic weapons and fairly heavy vehicles.
And as the earlier poster said - probably people in the department that side with the militants. I’m guessing it would be difficult to make it an all Christian (and/or Jewish) police force in Eygpt.
If we faced something that large domestically it might be a matter for a state’s National Guard or multiple NG units. NG forces can also be “federalized” so that needed units can be brought across state lines. However, NG units vary a lot in composition and force structure, I believe, and many might not be suitable for such an attack on a terrorist hideout that might be armed with RPGs and much more. Some numbers of NG units are not really “infantry” but more specialized units.
We have the “Posse Comitatus Act” which prohibits use of the military forces for domestic law enforcement, although I’m not sure what the exact military role is allowed to be post-9/11. For instance, the issue of fighter aircraft possibly downing hijacked planes certainly arose, so there has been renewed debate about potential US military involvement domestically in a terrorist emergency, but I don’t know how the post-9/11 laws stand on that. I will try to look it up.