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Rod Arquette

CIA pushed to add Boston bomber to terror watch list

Posted April 25th, 2013 @ 2:50pm

The CIA pushed to have one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers placed on a U.S. counterterrorism watch list more than a year before the attacks, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Russian authorities contacted the CIA in the fall of 2011 and raised concerns that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed last week in a confrontation with police, was seen as an increasingly radical Islamist who could be planning to travel overseas.

GUEST ALERT: Heritage National Security Expert Peter Brooks joins Rod at 4:20pm to discuss the latest from Boston. 

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