The nongovernmental National Security Archive at The George Washington University has posted a compilation of over 125 documents to provide context and specifics about the about “The Snowden Affair.”
- The Snowden Affair Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm over the National Security Agency. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 436 (September 4, 2013) Edited by Jeffrey T. Richelson.
This “Web Resource” includes documents from the White House, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the National Security Agency (NSA), and more.
* White House and ODNI efforts to explain, justify, and defend the programs
* Correspondence between outside critics and executive branch officials
* Fact sheets and white papers distributed (and sometimes later withdrawn) by the government
* Key laws and court decisions (both Supreme Court and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court)
* Documents on the Total Information Awareness (later Terrorist Information Awareness, or TIA) program, an earlier proposal for massive data collection
* Manuals on how to exploit the Internet for intelligence
These documents provide context to the disclosures of documents provided by Edward Snowden on the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance activities.
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