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This American Life on that Guy the FBI Killed in Florida

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Monday, March 10, 2014 at 8:20 AM

A fascinating hour of radio from This American Life this week on that guy in Florida who was a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and was killed by the FBI during an interrogation session in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing after allegedly confessing to a gruesome triple murder—and apparently implicating Tsarnaev in it too. Very . . .
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Carrie Cordero on Questions to Ask After the Boston Attacks

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Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with this piece on the Boston attacks and possible improvements to our approach to counterterrorism: If the recent news reports are accurate (a leap of faith, but a necessary one for present purposes), then DNI Clapper’s recent statement that . . .
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Salam Al-Marayati on Boston and Combating Extremism

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Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Salam al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, sent in this piece on the Boston attacks and extremism: An unfortunate consequence of the Boston Marathon bombings has been this: the sick words and deeds of a tiny, demented fringe of extremists—no more than .1% of Muslims overall—command vast public attention.  The good words and . . .
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Why It’s Too Soon To Call the Boston Marathon Bombing an Intelligence Failure

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Monday, April 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Lawfare‘s crack team of contributors has been busy invading The Huffington Post. Hot on the heels of Susan and Ritika’s excellent backgrounder on Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan, I’ve posted an article arguing that it’s far too soon to call the Boston Marathon bombing an intelligence or counterterrorism failure. It opens: Already the Boston Marathon bombing, like . . .
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A Deep(er) Dive into Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan

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Monday, April 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM

While the manhunt for one of the Boston bombing suspects was underway Friday, Susan and I wrote up this short annotated bibliography linking to pertinent resources about the conflicts in Chechnya and Kyrgzstan. Over the weekend, we took a deeper dive into the issues in the region, and wrote up this article for the Huffington Post. It . . .
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Good Twitter Sources and News Links on the Ongoing Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt

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Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:39 AM

We’re reposting our Twitter feed of reliable sources on the manhunt that’s ongoing in Boston right now. As with last time: “This does not mean that everything they are saying will turn out to be correct. This is a fluid situation. But these are all responsible people and outlets.” In addition, we’ll be posting useful . . .
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One Quick Thought on the Unfolding Situation in the Boston Suburbs . . .

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Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

. . . where one of the Boston Marathon suspects is dead and the other is on murderous rampage: It is very important that the remaining suspect be taken alive. The New York Times has identified the two suspects as Chechen brothers, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26—the latter of whom is apparently dead. The most . . .
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