Counterterrorism officials are poring over information on possible threats from the past 30 days, in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack, to see if there are any clues to what happened while authorities continue to investigate.
According to multiple U.S. officials, there was no heightened “chatter” on major jihadist websites in the initial hours after the Boston attack.
This is one metric intelligence agencies look at in the wake of a terror attack, though it doesn’t mean that overseas involvement has been ruled out.
One former senior intelligence official told Fox News there was no elevated “chatter” in advance of the attempted Times Square bombing in May 2010 or the attempted Christmas Day bombing in 2009, either.
The agency currently poring over threat information is the National Counterterrorism Center, the group specifically set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack to track and assess threats against the United States.
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