U.s. National Security And Foreign Policy

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Abstract: The theoretical and qualitative research findings discussed in this paper support the claim that the cases of Aldrich Ames and Edward Snowden led to monumental changes in U.S. national security and foreign policy. The effects of these cases extend beyond domestic change and have instigated international repercussions in both intelligence practices and diplomatic relations between the United States and multiple countries. Moreover, research acquired from journals, academic books, congressional documents, and scholarly articles will be used to strengthen the argument that the ramifications of whistleblowing and espionage in the Information Age have heightened the potential for damage to U.S. foreign relations and national security.
The infamous cases of Aldrich Ames and Edward Snowden have been highly publicized and extensively researched by the intelligence community, media, and academics alike. Consequently, a plethora of articles, biographies, and documentaries have been written and produced on the lives and controversial actions of both Ames and Snowden. While leading experts on these cases have thoroughly analyzed the motivations behind Ames and Snowden 's actions, and provided extensive details on their particular cases, few researchers have focused exclusively on the effects Ames and Snowden’s cases had on U.S. national security and foreign policy. Thus, the specific question that will be addressed in this thesis paper is “how have the cases of Aldrich Ames
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