About Jeffery M. Bale

Jeffrey M. Bale is an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher in the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.


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Opinion: No Mystery About the 'Why' in Boston

Opinion: No Mystery About the ‘Why’ in Boston

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev shortly before the Monday bombings in Boston. FBI Photo

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev shortly before the Monday bombings in Boston. FBI Photo

Ever since the two alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings were identified as Chechens living in America, the constant refrain in the media—as is almost always the case after terrorist attacks—has been to ask “why?” Apparently, many media pundits simply cannot comprehend how seemingly normal and relatively successful individuals could be motivated to carry out such actions. Read More