Since the civvie's - Sppoks and Plods faied - to stop 7/7, should we set up a new, paramilitary Agency like Shin Beth or even or old pals Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti? Organisations with Military rank, discipline etc are usually more efficient than their civilian counterparts. The Police don't count; they have become so emasculated by Politiocal Correctness that they are litle more than social workers in uniform. The Met contributed to the JTAC report a few months before 7/7, which stated that no-one had the "Intention and capability to carry out a terrorist campaign in the UK at this time." MI5 only has one Regonal Office fully staffed. Apparently, it takes up to two years to vet, recruit and fully trsin a Spook. They must be slow learners. It's time to set up a new Agency. This Agency will have a Military rank structure though it's operators will work mostly in plain clothes. It will have Field Offices in EVERY major city, preferrably recruited from people who live locally and know the area. It's operators will be firearms trained and have full powers of arrest, so they are self-sufficient and can carry out operation without relying on the police. Setting up this UK Homeland Security Agency would be vastly unpopular and lead to howls of protest from the Sppoks and Plods. Tough. They had their chance and dropped the ball. Time for a new team.