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The Taming of the Spook


FISA hearing 2006

NSA Director Keith Alexander (right) and former NSA Director Michael Hayden (center) greet Sens. Edward Kennedy, Arlen Specter, and Patrick Leahy at a July 26, 2006 hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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On March 24, 2009, the National Security Agency’s inspector general issued a 51-page draft report on the President’s Surveillance Program, the warrantless authority under which NSA had collected phone records and email since 2001.

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