We are relieved and very grateful that combined law-enforcement forces at local, state, and federal levels have concluded the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers with speed and efficiency.
But let's not kid ourselves: these "terrorists" were amateurs, deadly, but amateurs. We need to seriously contemplate what a professionally trained platoon of well-armed terrorists, fanatical and suicidal, could do in eight hours in the heart of a major city. Remember Mumbai? How we will prepare?