Should go without saying that these guys are definitely the best. I agree with many of the above in that it's a situation that should have been avoided but it's not always possible to do so. I don't believe for a minute that they would have been sent out as such a small group without additional support if an attack of this magnitude was anticipated.
stabradop, a very difficult terrain in which to set up adequate border security. I also think that our security services should be very cautious about sharing intel with the Pakistani security services as I very much doubt if they are leak proof.