Ex-bin Laden hunter says Boston bombing shows signs of sophistication, training

Outside the “frozen zone” around the viewing stand, spectators could move freely and there “probably were hundreds of backpacks, including those left by runners” so someone carrying one or even two would be easily able to blend in, he said.

“They were smart enough to know all that, to have thought about it. That, to me, shows a level of sophistication or training,” Mr. Cloonan said.

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Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...

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