Obama Will Evaluate NSA Review, Won't 'Unilaterally Disarm'

Law360, Washington (December 20, 2013, 8:18 PM ET) -- President Barack Obama said Friday he would evaluate the recommendations from a recent expert report calling for changes to the National Security Agency’s data collection efforts, but would not move to “unilaterally disarm” the agency’s surveillance capabilities.

Obama, speaking at an end-of-year news conference to review 2013 and his upcoming agenda for 2014, praised the efforts of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology, a panel of outside experts convened by the White House in August in the wake of public concern stemming from document...
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