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The changing nature of terrorism

Was the Boston bombing “home-grown” or driven by an international network? Or does the distinction no longer apply when terrorism is at once global and local?

By Jason Burke  /  The Guardian

In this it is the ultimate fusion of global and local, the international and the domestic. The divisions, apparently so clear in the aftermath of Sept. 11, no longer exist.

And why did the FBI “drop the ball?” Perhaps there was a simple administrative foul-up, more common than anyone likes to think, or admit, even in the best-run, best-resourced bureaucracies.

Or perhaps simply because, as ever, the counterterrorist community are condemned to be always fighting the last war.

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