America's Ability to Spy

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President Bush promises that the FBI and the CIA are going to start sharing information-seven months after 9/11. Congress wants to know why they didn-t do it before. Knowing that the war on terrorism will be won with intelligence, not with weapons, are we prepared? And what does all this mean for an open society? Will Americans-like Europeans--have to get used to domestic spying? Will our civil liberties be compromised? We try to understand this brave new world of American espionage with the Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, the Former Assistant Director of the FBI for Counter-terrorism, the President of the ACLU, and the Chairman of the police union of Germany-s equivalent of the FBI.
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Boston Globe

American Civil Liberties Union

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

Federal Bureau of Investigation

German Bundeskriminalamt



Warren Olney