FCIR Associate Director Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, talks about terrorism sting operations.
FCIR's Trevor Aaronson was a guest May 23 on MSNBC's "Jansing & Co." for a segment about the war on terrorism.
In an editorial this week, the Washington Post cited Trevor Aaronson's story about how the FBI in Boston launched an elaborate sting operation against a suspected terrorist with a far-fetched idea and no capability for terrorism just as it stopped tracking Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In January 2011, when the FBI looked into the alleged Boston Marathon bomber and dismissed him as a potential threat, agents in the Boston field office pursued another person they suspected could be a terrorist.
Trevor Aaronson: The FBI has appealed to the media and the public for help in identifying two suspects in the terrorist attack.
Trevor Aaronson discussed the media's coverage of the Boston bombings and how even the most aggressive attempts by law enforcement to preempt terrorism cannot fully prevent acts of horrific violence.