NSA Director Defends Secret Surveillance Programs

Gen. Keith Alexander tells Congress at least 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted.
1:36 | 06/18/13

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Today the NSA director told congress secret US spying programs have thwarted at least fifty potential terror plots since nine elevenths. These programs together with other intelligence. Have protected the US and our allies from terrorist threats. Across the globe meanwhile the man who's been leaking the NSA's programs Edwards noted is revealing more secrets. The former NSA contract worker has given the guardian newspaper documents showing how the British government spied on diplomatic targets from all nations. And they're Smartphones in a meeting of world leaders in 2009. He also claims the US listened then own cause by Russia's president. In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS President Obama discuss the government investigation of snowed in the case has been referred to the DOJ for criminal investigation. And possible extradition and then -- possible extradition. The world is reacting this -- leaks. Beijing is now calling on the US to explain the disclosure. That the US has been cyber hacking Asian nations including China a revelation that may put Snowden an even tougher position is the equivalent -- the Chinese spy. If he gives China. US intelligence operations. That were run against Chinese networks -- is promising to reveal even more secrets and an online chat through the guardian newspaper he wrote the US government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering -- -- is believed to still be hiding in Hong Kong. His father went on television yesterday urging him not to release any more US secrets -- Bradley ABC news Washington.

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