Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Newspapers scoop the NSA and include a free crossword.

Under questioning by Judiciary Committee chairman, Leahy (D Vermont), NSA chief General Alexander admitted that only 13 of the 54 terrorist plots the NSA claimed to have stopped had any connection at all with the United States and only a couple had actually been foiled by using the NSA database.
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, before the Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intelligence community’s ability to guard against threats. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Gen. Alexander

“We get more from the newspapers than we do in the classified briefings that you give us,” Leahy told Gen. Alexander.       “And we get a crossword puzzle, too.”

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