The Boston Terrorist Attack and Strategic Intelligence

International & National Security Law Practice Group
Start : Thursday, May 02, 2013 02:00 PM
End : Thursday, May 02, 2013 03:00 PM

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Andrew C. McCarthy


Because the surviving Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is a U.S. citizen, trial before a military commission is not available under the Military Commissions Act.  Indefinite detention as an enemy combatant was an option, but that appears to have been taken off the table by the Obama Administration.  So the question is the extent and value of Miranda-free interrogation.  Was Mr. Tsarnaev read his Miranda rights prematurely?  And what should or could the FBI and rest of intelligence community have done in advance of the attack, if anything, to monitor or surveil the deceased suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in view of the request from Russia and the the elder Tsarnaev brother’s 2012 return trip?


  • Mr. Andrew C. McCarthy, Executive Director, Philadelphia Freedom Center and Contributing Editor, National Review

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