NSA Chief Appeals for Public Support to Keep Surveillance Powers

Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 04:33 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander urged Americans Wednesday to help convince Congress not to place more restraints on the agency.

"We need your help. We need to get these facts out," Alexander said in a cybersecurity conference at the National Press Club, The Hill reports. "We need our nation to understand why we need these tools."

If Congress curbs the NSA's information-gathering authority, the United States will be open to terrorist attacks like the horrific incident at a Nairobi mall, Alexander said. 

"If you take those [surveillance powers] away, think about the last week and what will happen in the future," he said. "If you think it's bad now, wait until you get some of those things that happened in Nairobi."

The nation's surveillance programs are important for "connecting the dots" and preventing terrorist attacks, Alexander insisted.

"I can tell you, although I can't go into detail, it provides the speed and agility in crises like the Boston Marathon and the threats this summer," he added.
 

Related Stories:

 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Donald Trump: Even African-Americans Can't Listen to Obama Anymore

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 10:05 AM

The streams of people in Maryland who left a rare campaign appearance by President Barack Obama over the weekend showed  . . .

NBC's Snyderman Faces Credibility Issues Over Ebola 'Quarantine'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 09:59 AM

The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't o . . .

Poll: Likely Voters Favor a GOP-Led Congress

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 08:19 AM

People most likely to vote in the Nov. 4 midterm elections this year say they prefer Congress to be controlled by the Re . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved