Many informed observers are citing the Peruvian governments operation to rescue hostages held by the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) at the Japanese Ambassadors residence in Lima, Peru as a textbook success. These observers are already holding up the operation as a standard of counterterrorism (CT) excellence rivaling the Israeli rescue at Entebbe and the German rescue in Somalia. Are these observers right?
"Taking Down the Tupac Amaru: The Best and Worst of Counterterrorism,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol2/iss5/3