NSA Surveillance Stopped At Least 50 Attacks, Chief Says

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 10:16 PM ET) -- The head of the National Security Agency and other government officials told a House committee Tuesday that secret phone and Internet surveillance programs that were recently leaked had thwarted more than 50 terrorist attacks, including ones targeting the New York Stock Exchange and the New York City subway system.

During a rare open hearing by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, NSA Director General Keith Alexander and others set out to assure lawmakers that the government's secret surveillance of phone records and Internet activities is...
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