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Why was the Metro not shut down, and travellers evacuated, after the airport bombs? This is the sort of question the Belgium political class must face.
The Belgian state is coming under intense criticism both for exporting terrorism elsewhere, and failing to protect its own inhabitants.
Counterterrorism requires on-the-ground policing in tandem with centralised control. Belgium’s fragmented political set-up is not conducive.