S. Hrg. 113-226: Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings: Preparing for and Responding to the Attack, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 10, 2013   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the July 10, 2013 hearing on "Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombings: Preparing for and Responding to the Attack" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "A little less than 3 months ago, the city of Boston--where my oldest son, Christopher, went to college--the city of Boston suffered a horrific terrorist attack during the 117th Boston Marathon. Ironically, he was there--not as a runner, although he is a runner. He was actually there for the race. A lot of people came in from across the country to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other schools just to be there and to help be part of the celebration. The attack claimed the lives, as we know, of three observers and injured close to 300 people. As the events of April 15 unfolded, we wrestled with the fact that we were witnessing the first successful terrorist bombing on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Just as we did in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, we must learn from the Boston Marathon bombing. That is why this Committee has set out to unearth the lessons learned from this act of terrorism. At a future time, this Committee will look at whether this tragedy could have been prevented. Later this year, we will be looking at that. However, today's hearing will focus on the emergency response to the events that occurred on April 15, 2013." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard Serino, Kurt N. Schwartz, Edward F. Davis III, and Arthur L. Kellermann.

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