Peter Clarke

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Person.png Peter Clarke  Rdf-icon.png
(policeman, terror expert)
BornPeter John Michael Clarke
Interests“war on terror”


The UK Telegraph reported just 6 days after the 7-7 bombings that the head of the Counter Terrorism Command at Scotland Yard "spent the weekend before the London bombings of July 7 2005 with my colleagues in the anti-terorism[sic] branch, working through our response to the most difficult scenario we could think of. The one we came up with was multiple simultaneous attacks on the Tube. Four days later, our musings became a dreadful reality."[1]

Terror expertise

Between January 2000 and December 2007, Peter Clarke was the BBC's second most cited terror "expert", with 66 appearances.

Later life

In retirement, Clarke has been a vocal supporter of the "war on terror", arguing that tougher legislation is needed, including extended detention without charge for terrorist suspects.[2]

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  2. Rayment, Sean (29 November 2008). "Britain unprepared for Mumbai-style attack". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 9 February 2010.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").

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