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U.S. and Russian Officials Respond to NSA Leaks: June 26, June 28, and September 4, 2013

U.S. and Russian Officials Respond to NSA Leaks: June 26, June 28, and September 4, 2013

U.S. and Russian officials respond to NSA leaks: June 26, June 28, and September 4, 2013

Americans' sensitivities to the U.S. government's intelligence gathering activities have been at a heightened state since 2005, when The New York Times revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) had secretly been monitoring millions of phone calls, text messages, e-mail, and other communications, including those of U.S. citizens, without warrants. The program was one of several authorized by then-President George W. Bush following the attacks of September 11, 2001, to expand collection of foreign intelligence as part of the War on Terror. Though administration officials argued that the program had been designed to intercept ...

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