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US Balancing Act Between Privacy and Intelligence Thrust Under the Microscope

The United States’ National Security Agency has come under fire for a variety of domestic surveillance programs since June 5, 2013, when the UK newspaper, The Guardian, first revealed the secret program. Additionally, the former NSA employee, Edward Snowden, who released the documents and testified to The Guardian,…

CIA torture investigation may jeopardise Guantánamo Bay prisoner trials

The United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, recently announced a preliminary investigation into whether the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. government-employed contractors violated American and international laws. These techniques are alleged to have included: waterboarding, which simulates drowning; extreme…

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