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It took less than 12 hours for the FBI's two suspects to be identified as two brothers in Boston. Guest host Mike Shuster reviews what's known about them, and discusses possible connections to their Chechen roots. Also, the covert war on terrorism: drones, special ops and Guantánamo Bay.

Banner image: SWAT teams surround a house as they search for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, in Watertown, Massachusetts April 19, 2013. Photo Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

Reporter's Notebook The Secret US War on Global Terrorism 10 MIN, 4 SEC

In the aftermath of 9/11, America went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, but we also embarked on a covert war involving special operations troops, drones dropping bombs on high-level targets, and the harsh interrogation and limited judicial review of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Now the ongoing secret war has come under increasing scrutiny and criticism. Have we engaged in torture? Have our drones killed too many innocent bystanders? Daniel Klaidman is national political correspondent for Newsweek/Daily Beast and author of Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency.

Guests:
Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek/Daily Beast (@dklaidman)

Kill or Capture

Daniel Klaidman

Main Topic Boston Shut Down for Manhunt 42 MIN

Dramatic and tragic events continue to unfold in Boston last night and today. The FBI identified the two suspected Boston marathon bombers after they robbed a Seven Eleven store in Watertown, a Boston suburb. That led to a deadly gun battle, which left one of the suspects dead. The city is locked down and an enormous manhunt is underway for the second. Who are Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two brothers believed to be Suspect 1 and Suspect 2? Does their Chechen background help explain their actions?

 

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(L-R) Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Courtesy FBI

Guests:
Martha Little, freelance journalist (@littlemedia12)
Andrew Kitzenberg, resident of Watertown, Massachusetts (@AKitz)
Eric Randall, Boston Magazine (@ericnrandall)
Asjylyn Loder, Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews)
Matthew Rojansky, Wilson Center (@TheWilsonCenter)
Reuel Marc Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (@followFDD)
Brian Fishman, New America Foundation (@brianfishman)

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