National Security Agency Breaking News: Snowden is 'Heroic,' Says David Stockman

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Former director of the White House Budget Office, David Stockman says the U.S. "military-industrial-security complex is a clear and present danger and called NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden "heroic" General Keith Alexander, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said the NSA's data gathering programs have prevented potential terrorist attacks more than 50 times since September 11, 2001. Technologist Bruce Schneier says the United States is conducting offensive cyberwar actions around the world. More than passively eavesdropping, we're penetrating and damaging foreign networks for both espionage and to ready them for attack. We're creating custom-designed Internet weapons, pre-targeted and ready to be "fired" against some piece of another country's electronic infrastructure on a moment's notice.

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