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For NSA chief, terrorist threat drives passion to ‘collect it all,’ observers say
www.washingtonpost.com-July 15, 2013
In late 2005, as Iraqi roadside bombings were nearing an all-time peak, the National Security Agency’s newly appointed chief began pitching a radical plan for halting the attacks that were killing or wounding a dozen Americans a day.
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Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge
www.washingtonpost.com-June 07, 2013
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
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U.S. Confirms That It Gathers Online Data Overseas
www.nytimes.com-June 07, 2013
The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night.
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Dianne Feinstein on NSA: ‘It’s called protecting America’
www.politico.com-June 07, 2013
The top two leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said today that the widespread monitoring of phone records revealed by Wednesday’s Guardian report has been going on for years and that Congress is regularly briefed about it.
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Obama administration defends 2nd mass surveillance project
www.foxnews.com-June 07, 2013
The Obama administration found itself defending -- and beginning to explain -- yet another surveillance effort after leaked documents revealed information about two secret National Security Agency intelligence-gathering programs.
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Hurdles to closing Guantanamo just as high under new Obama plan
www.washingtonpost.com-May 24, 2013
President Obama announced measures Thursday to revitalize his failed first-term commitment to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, but the renewed effort faces the same steep political climb: To make it work, Congress would have to accept a plan to move some detainees from Cuba to the United States.
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U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations
www.washingtonpost.com-May 23, 2013
The Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday that it has killed four Americans in overseas counterterrorism operations since 2009, the first time it has publicly taken responsibility for the deaths.
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Obama Restarts Bid to Close Guantanamo
www.online.wsj.com-May 23, 2013
he Obama administration is set to restart transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. officials said, kick-starting a long-stalled drive to close the prison.
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Obama, in a Shift, to Limit Targets of Drone Strikes
www.nytimes.com-May 23, 2013
President Obama plans to open a new phase in the nation’s long struggle with terrorism on Thursday by restricting the use of unmanned drone strikes that have been at the heart of his national security strategy and shifting control of them away from the C.I.A. to the military.
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Obama dismisses Benghazi criticism as 'sideshow'
www.la.times.com-May 14, 2013
A defiant President Obama dismissed as a "sideshow" the controversy over his administration's handling of last year's armed assault in Benghazi, Libya, accusing critics of trying to make political hay from the deaths of four Americans.
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