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Lessons of 9/11 ignored in aftermath of Marathon

US counterterrorism officials appear to be ignoring the lessons we have learned from 9/11. Some of the comments in the article “US officials seek lessons in Marathon catastrophe” (Page A1, May 5) contradict sound law-enforcement practices.

John Cohen, a deputy counterterrorism coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security, cites community policing as a problem that surfaced in the Boston Marathon bombing. This assessment ignores the obvious breakdown in communication that culminated in the Marathon bombing.

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