Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer by The WhoWhatWhy Team
As the defining domestic national security event since 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing has played a major role in expanding the power of the security state. Although the media quickly accepted the government’s assertions that it had captured the culprits, that the culprits were “lone wolves” and that there was nothing more to the story, an ongoing exclusive investigation by WhoWhatWhy, launched the week of the event, suggests otherwise.

Read on for a hand-picked list of our most essential reporting to get you up to speed in time for the Jan. 5 trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Who isn’t convinced by the FBI’s evidence that North Korea was behind the Sony hack? These experts and the hackers of Anonymous.

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Who helped make the CIA make its case for torture? A “false witness” named “Asset Y.”

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