Michael McCaul http://wamc.org en Mass. Rep In Russia For Marathon Investigation http://wamc.org/post/mass-rep-russia-marathon-investigation <p>U.S. Representative William Keating says a congressional committee's investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings has reinforced that the biggest threat to the U.S. is the radicalization of homegrown terrorists.</p><p>The Massachusetts Democrat spoke by phone Monday from Moscow, where he and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, are looking into the marathon bombings and reviewing security procedures in Sochi ahead of the Olympics.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:29:05 +0000 Jaired Crofut 82259 at http://wamc.org Mass. Rep In Russia For Marathon Investigation Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained http://wamc.org/post/lawmaker-believes-boston-suspects-were-trained <p>The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had some training in carrying out their attack.</p><p>Michael McCaul is citing the type of device used in the attack — shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs — and the weapons' sophistication as signs of training.</p><p>Homemade bombs built from pressure cookers have been a frequent weapon of militants in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen once published an online manual on how to make one.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:13:17 +0000 Jaired Crofut 63373 at http://wamc.org Lawmaker Believes Boston Suspects Were Trained