Note From Boston Bombing Suspect: Attack Was Retribution for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings left a note written on a wall in the boat where he was hiding justifying the attack as retribution for the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, CBS reported on Thursday. "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," the note read. It called the marathon victims "collateral damage" just as Muslims have been "collateral damage" from U.S.-waged wars. CBS has video:
Report: Boston bombing suspect motivated by US wars
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has reportedly told interrogators that he and his brother were motivated by the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US forces attack bus and kill one civilian in Afghanistan
In Herat Province in the west of Iraq, US forces attacked a civilian bus, killing one civilian and wounding another. Details of the event are not yet known.
Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan wars will keep mounting
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New study puts cost of Afghan and Iraq wars at $4 to $6 trillion
A new study from the Kennedy School, at Harvard University, puts the total costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars at from $4 to $6 trillion with much of that amount yet to be paid.