The NSA imbroglio

By From page A7 | June 28, 2013

In 1980, James Bamford was the first reporter to divulge the existence of the NSA. Since then, he has published three books on the agency: “The Puzzle Palace,” “Body of Secrets” and “The Shadow Factory.” Bamford has proven not only accurate, but clairvoyant. “Body of Secrets,” written in 1982, explains how, post 9/11, the NSA focused on collecting intelligence on American citizens. So why is Congress acting as if this was a total surprise? If our representatives spent more time overseeing the executive branch and less time on circuses, they might be better informed.

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