Not All Plots, Not All Thwarted

Friday, November 01, 2013


Following Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program, the NSA, members of Congress and the Obama administration all attempted to justify the program by declaring that it had thwarted more than 50 terrorist plots. But, at a Senate hearing last month, NSA Chief General Keith Alexander admitted that the numbers being cited weren't all plots and weren't all thwarted. Brooke talks to ProPublica's Justin Elliott about how the claim spread despite a lack of evidence to support it.

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Comments [1]

Angela from Brooklyn

Isn't "54" the number on the Heinz Ketchup label?
Paging "The Manchurian Candidate" life does imitate art after all.

Nov. 03 2013 03:59 PM

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