Spy General Alexander

Psychlotron

I read a good article at the Washington Post about General Alexander, head of NSA, titled, “For NSA chief, terrorist threat drives passion to ‘collect it all’ observers say”.  A good quote:

“He is the only man in the land that can promote a problem by virtue of his intelligence hat and then promote a solution by virtue of his military hat,” said one former Pentagon official, voicing a concern that the lines governing the two authorities are not clearly demarcated and that Alexander can evade effective public oversight as a result.

A dangerous position to create.  Let’s hope no one exploits it.

Another one:

“Rather than look for a single needle in the haystack, his approach was, ‘Let’s collect the whole haystack,’ ” said one former senior U.S. intelligence official who tracked the plan’s implementation. “Collect it all, tag it, store it. . . . And whatever it is you want, you go searching…

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