Attacks on Paris: Lessons Learned

On November 13, 2015, a total of nine attackers caused havoc in Paris. After President Francois Hollande had declared a state of emergency, 130 people had been killed, and 368 wounded. It was the deadliest attack on French soil since World War II. What lessons have we learned since then? A multi-agency Los Angeles delegation traveled to Paris, to meet with Parisian law enforcement and intelligence communities, and released a white paper, Attacks on Paris: Lessons Learned. The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) white paper documents the findings of the delegation, and discusses how the lessons learned can be applied in Southern California. The paper also overviews the Charlie Hebdo Attacks and the Thalys Amsterdam-Paris train attack.