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NSA chief defends surveillance

Updated: 2013-12-13 07:00
( China Daily)

The National Security Agency chief says he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the United States from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.

Pleading with the Senate Judiciary Committee to not abolish the NSA bulk-collection programs, General Keith Alexander said on Wednesday that global threats are growing - specifically in Iraq and Syria - that pose what he called "an unacceptable risk" to the US.

He said the NSA knows of no other way to connect the dots between a foreign terror threat and a potential attack on the US.

NSA chief defends surveillance