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Intelligence gathering prior to last year's Boston Marathon was too large to be helpful: Queen's University expert

2014-04-15

One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, security expert Adam Molnar is available to comment on how general intelligence gathering prior to the attack was so large that it became practically useless.

“The FBI knew that Tamerlan Tsarnaev might pose a threat to U.S. national security, but the sweeping amounts of data gathered about possible threats meant he was never singled out for attention,” says Dr. Molnar. “When everyone is a suspect, no-one is a suspect. The database of intelligence prior to the event was so large that it did little to protect against the attack.”

Please note that Dr. Molnar is only available for phone interviews.

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