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Homeland Security Committee Releases Report on Boston Marathon Bombings

News release: “Today, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.), and other members of the Committee released a bipartisan report entitled The Road to Boston: Counterterrorism Challenges & Lessons from the Marathon Bombings, detailing the timeline of the attack and recommendations for improving counterterrorism efforts in the future. Joining in the release are Subcommittee Chairmen Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI), Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN). The report provides information on the terrorist networks in the Caucasus, as well as a history of the Tsarnaev family, particularly alleged-bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. This includes a detailed explanation of what information the Committee currently possesses on Tsarnaev’s travel, including the allegations of his connections to extremists in the region. The report also provides an overview of the events of April 15, 2013, and the subsequent manhunt. Additionally, the report offers background on the Committee’s investigation and our interactions with federal agencies.”

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