NSA Director: Snowden Leaks 'Manageable'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The NSA whistleblower and former agent of CIA & NSA, Edward Snowden. (Laura Poitras/Praxis Films/Shutterstock)

It has been more than a year since former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked over 200,000 secret government documents, blowing the lid off of the American government's spying methods and their vast phone-data surveillance program.

At the time, government officials and intelligence specialists were sounding the alarm. Former NSA Director General Keith Alexander called it "the greatest damage to our combined nations’ intelligence systems that we have ever suffered."

But that assessment is in contrast with what newly-installed NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers said this week in a lengthy interview with David Sanger, the National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times. Admiral Rogers called the leaks "manageable," and added that the damage done does not lead him to believe that "the sky is falling."

Sanger joins to discuss the new director's views on Snowden, the phone-data surveillance program, cyber security, and much more.


David Sanger

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y

The rapid speed in which technology moves has made Snowden's leaks and information obsolete.

Jul. 01 2014 11:22 AM

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