by Jessica Poarch
The Council on Foreign Relations recently published an Issue Guide for the on-going debate surrounding the NSA’s surveillance policies. It provides links to articles detailing the arguments on both sides of the issue along with back ground information and primary sources.
The Guide begins: “Media reports of the Obama administration’s domestic surveillance activities have provided new grist for the debate over privacy and national security. The White House and many lawmakers from both parties have defended the counterterrorism programs–many of which were greatly enhanced after the September 11, 2001 attacks–as effective, legal, and limited. Opponents have decried some of the activities, like the National Security Agency’s so-called PRISM program that mines troves of data related to U.S. citizens, as government overreach. The following materials provide background and analysis on the debate. …”
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