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In wake of Boston, Congress calls for greater security ties with post-Soviet states

Posted by seumasach on April 27, 2013


27th April, 2013

The bombing of the Boston marathon has appeared to whet the appetites of some members of Congress to increase cooperation with post-Soviet governments in taking a strong hand against the threat of Islamist radicals.The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held ahearing on Friday, “Islamist Extremism in Chechnya: A Threat to the U.S. Homeland?” And it provided the opportunity for several members of Congress to tout not just greater security cooperation with Russia vis-a-vis Chechnya, but across the post-Soviet space.

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