Still Wrestling in the Shadow of 9/11

Posted September 11, 2013 at 5:49pm

On the twelfth commemoration of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, USA Today looks at the continued debate over how to balance national security and privacy.

“The immediate fear and anger generated after the attacks allowed the construction of a surveillance system that has remained mostly hidden from public scrutiny and public opinion… Transparency, scrutiny and open debate may indeed be coming. In July, Congress only narrowly defeated an amendment to a defense spending bill that would have cut funding for one of the NSA surveillance programs.”

Crossposted from Wonk Wire