Blunders in Brussels
Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on the security lapses that led to the Brussels bombings
Recriminations abound that the 22 March bombings in Brussels could have been avoided. Certainly the attacks highlighted crucial failures over intelligence sharing between Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US. Crucially, the Belgian security services missed a series of red flags that indicated a major terrorist attack was about to take place in their capital. The political fallout from this saw the Belgian Transport Minister forced to resign for lying about being unaware of shortcomings with the country’s airport security . . .