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Top intelligence official orders broad review of information

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top spy on Monday requested a broad review into “the US government’s handling of intelligence information leading up to the Boston Marathon bombings,” according to an internal memo, the latest sign that top officials are concerned that critical warning signs may have been missed that could have prevented the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.

The review, sought by James. R. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, will be overseen by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, which is responsible for investigating waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct within the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies.

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