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Oct 29, 2013

NSA chief defends agency amid U.S. spy rift with Europe

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security
Agency director on Tuesday defended the spy agency as acting
within legal boundaries, amid a public uproar which has grown
from anger over the collection of Americans’ phone and email
records to outrage over spying on European allies.

General Keith Alexander offered an impassioned defense of
the beleaguered intelligence agency, telling the House of
Representatives Intelligence Committee that the NSA is focused
on preventing attacks on Americans and allies, and operates
under strict oversight.

Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 29, 2013

U.S. spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When top U.S. intelligence officials testified at a congressional hearing weeks ago, the public uproar was over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans.

But when the NSA director and other spy chiefs appear at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday it will be against a backdrop of angry European allies accusing the United States of spying on their leaders and citizens.

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Oct 17, 2013

New NSA deputy expected to be leaks task force head: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Ledgett, who heads a new task force at the National Security Agency to handle information leaks, is expected to take over as the deputy director of the spy agency after the current No. 2 retires in January, sources told Reuters.

Ledgett is the executive in charge of matters related to unauthorized media disclosures, a position that was created after the unauthorized leaks to media of top secret spy surveillance programs by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year.

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