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Required reading for those who think the NSA's excesses are somehow new. Tags: books , censorship , control , courts , FOIA , history of security , intelligence , national security policy , NSA , reputation , secrecy , whistleblowers. Very good point.

The US has been reluctant to empower an intelligence elite that moves outside of the checks and balances that apply to the three branches of our government. No one wants a rogue organization that sits above the three branches of our successful system.

No one wants a man-in-the-middle who sits between every branch and between every person talking to another person in the whole nation. No one wants such an organization making foolish decisions that undermine the country. So it looks like the NSA gives raw info about Americans to foreign governments.

Now foreign governments have immense power to effect elections. Can you imagine what kind of leverage a foreign government could have if it knew about the personal lives of Senators, Representatives, Congressional candidates, and even Presidential candidates? This is a clear example of excess that undermines the country while serving the self-interest of personnel in the NSA.

That circus needs to come to an end. A cool, souk-like basement room, with the piney aroma of frankincense, it made for a perfect hideout to sort through documents, jot down notes, and pore over stacks of newspapers while sipping bottomless cups of Arabic coffee and espresso the color of dark chocolate. I used to go to Algiers towards the end of the s. It was just as he describes it, "A cool, souk-like basement room, with the piney aroma of frankincense".

It was never very busy and many of the people down there did seem like shady characters who were hiding out. Then the building was renovated and the shop moved upstairs and it just wasn't the same.

The atmosphere was gone. Bob S. At the same time, the Senate intelligence committee he once chaired has done an about face, protecting the agencies from the public rather than the public from the agencies. When I first clicked on the essay link, my security software popped up dialog indicating it detected an attempt to reach an unsafe site at Towards the end the author wonders whether he'd: ""poisoned the well" in terms of future cooperation with the private sector" but then concludes with the following:.

With no desire to undergo another such experience, NSA adopted very stringent rules in the wake of the Church Committee to ensure that its operations were carried out in accordance with applicable law.

Where the communications of US citizens were concerned, I can attest from my personal experience that NSA has been especially scrupulous. As upsetting and demoralizing as the Church Committee's investigation undoubtedly was, it caused NSA to institute a system which keeps it within the bounds of US law and focused on its essential mission.

Twenty-three years later, I still take some satisfaction from that. AlanS I never experienced the old Algiers, but when tempted to visit the new one after evening showings at the Brattle Theater, I found it chiefly notable for its obscenely inflated prices and indifferent service.

To be fair, it's been a while The NSA has the blessing of every one of the "checks and balances" to go outside the law. There is no law. I have no idea what it is like now. I only visited it once after it reopened in its new location. It was one of many changes in what amounted to the mallification of the Square. AlanS, others. Different times, different generation. Perhaps there was still a thread of morality left in the public service sector. Folks who actually believed in 'doing the right thing', and that accountability and oversight were not only necessary, but absolute requirements for a functional government.

I gotta go The problem is that there is no shame anymore. Not just in public service, but anywhere. We have a very immature society now that is run by selfish children. Children choosing sides by who's popular to their group rather than who has honor and character about them. No adults minding the shop. I was unaware of Bamford's story, it was interesting to hear.

I find the NSA appallingly dull, these recent revelations not withstanding. This spiced it up a bit, gives the reader some insight into who that guy is, and what information he used to put into his books.

I heard a rumor that shortly after the book came out and maybe still today? For the second time, when I clicked on the essay link, my security software popped up dialog indicating it detected an attempt to reach an unsafe site, this time at Subscribe to comments on this entry. Bamford Yet, predictable.

Towards the end the author wonders whether he'd: ""poisoned the well" in terms of future cooperation with the private sector" but then concludes with the following: "I also came to think that the investigation, in the long term, had a beneficial effect on NSA. I have only gotten such warnings less than a half-dozen times in the past year. Leave a comment. Name required :. E-mail Address:.

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Required reading for those who think the NSA's excesses are somehow new. Tags: books , censorship , control , courts , FOIA , history of security , intelligence , national security policy , NSA , reputation , secrecy , whistleblowers. Very good point. The US has been reluctant to empower an intelligence elite that moves outside of the checks and balances that apply to the three branches of our government. No one wants a rogue organization that sits above the three branches of our successful system. No one wants a man-in-the-middle who sits between every branch and between every person talking to another person in the whole nation.

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As the progression of subtitles indicates, Bamford has become disenchanted with the agency that he knows probably better than any other outsider. The image of a troubled romance is one that Bamford readily summons. Bamford, who divides his time between Washington, D. He talks with the relish of a child who has entered a forbidden room and knows that he will do so again. He decided to write about the N. While doing research at the Virginia Military Institute, he uncovered a load of N. That the government would hand over sensitive information to Bamford predictably infuriated the N.

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