James Bamford

journalist and author

Guest

Journalist who has written several books about the National Security Agency, including The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

James Bamford on KCRW

Former members of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit are refusing to “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians.”

Israeli Military Spying

Former members of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit are refusing to “take part in the state’s actions against Palestinians.”

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Since Edward Snowden leaked hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents he took from the NSA, both detractors and supporters have waited to hear Snowden’s own explanation.

Edward Snowden, the NSA and Other Whistleblowers

Since Edward Snowden leaked hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents he took from the NSA, both detractors and supporters have waited to hear Snowden’s own explanation.

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President Obama issued new orders today after months of controversy over spying by the National Security Agency.

Protecting National Security and Preserving Privacy

President Obama issued new orders today after months of controversy over spying by the National Security Agency.

from To the Point

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