The Nsa And The Terrorist Attacks Against Paris

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In wake of the terrorist attacks against Paris, many American political leaders are urging to increase security measures used to fight terrorism. The question is perpetual, Is government spying necessary to curtail terrorist acts?

The NSA was created on November 4, 1952, by President Harry Truman and was held responsible for collecting, processing, and distributing intelligence information from foreign electronic signals. The NSA contributed to the Nation 's work in breaking German and Japanese codes during WWII. The information collected was to be used for national foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes and to support military operations. Although the inner dynamic of the NSA would completely change after september 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 Americans were dead in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. And those working for the NSA felt guilty, as if there was more they could have done. Prior to the attacks, many hijackers were living in the U.S. “We all felt like a great wrong had been done and that we are all — somewhat — if not all culpable,” remembered J. Kirk Wiebe, a former NSA senior analyst. After 9/11 No longer would surveillance be limited to foreign targets. Instead, the agency would begin monitoring virtually all data involving communications flowing through the U.S. without a warrant and without privacy protections. "everything changed at the NSA after the attacks on September 11. The prior approach focused on complying with the Foreign
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