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Claim: NSA Program Stopped 50 Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Erwin44 Wrote: Jun 18, 2013 2:55 PM
None of these claims address the growing credibility crisis of this administration. They keep growing, changing. First a handful, then 30, now 50. It has more in common with buying a new car ... dealerships tier features, making it hard to comparison shop. They want the consumer in a state of confusion, and under pressure. So, seemingly, does our government.

Testifying Tuesday on Capitol Hill before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of the National Security Agency General Keith Alexander claimed that the NSA program and keeping of millions of phone records has thwarted more 50 terror attacks since September 11, 2001 in more than 20 countries. 

Alexander stressed the NSA program is focused on terrorism and foreign threats, but that Americans involved in terrorism are looked at. Deputy Attorney General James Cole reiterated this claim, saying that in order to listen or obtain content of phone calls or emails, there must be probable cause a person is involved...

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