How to 'Connect the Dots'

McCarthy, Andrew C.
January 2006
National Review;1/30/2006, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p37
The article discusses a surveillance program authorized by United States President George W. Bush in which the National Security Agency (NSA) was directed to eavesdrop domestically without warrants. The author argues that this program is not scandalous because it is necessary for national security. The NSA eavesdrops on terrorist suspects' international communications. This program was classified as secret government information, but leaked to a "New York Times" reporter. It is argued that the Bush administration does not use this program to spy on political opponents and dissenters. A discussion about whether the president has the authority to conduct national-security wiretapping is presented by looking at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.


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