Cambridge, Mass — Snowden's Snow Job [Harvard Kennedy School, April 2014]

Citation:

Lerner KL. Cambridge, Mass — Snowden's Snow Job [Harvard Kennedy School, April 2014]. taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge). 2014.
Cambridge, Mass — Snowden's Snow Job [Harvard Kennedy School, April 2014]

Abstract:

Cambridge, MA -- From the outset, Edward Snowden has deviated substantially from typical "whistleblower" behavior. 

At a Harvard Kennedy School of Government forum on NSA Secrecy and National Security held in April 2014, a select panel of national security experts, including John Deutch, Director of Central Intelligence from1995 to 96, discussed Snowden's revelations of NSA domestic spying using technology. Deutch characterized the NSA program cast into the public eye by Snowden as "very much in the interests of the United States and counter-terrorism." 

Other panel participants included moderator Graham Allison (Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs), Jane Harman (Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center), J, Dina Temple-Raston (NPR Counterterrorism Correspondent and Harvard Neiman Fellow), David Sanger (Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times), and Joseph Nye (Dean, Harvard Kennedy School (1995-2004). 

The panel strongly agreed that Snowden's disclosures of U.S. technology and intelligence gathering capacity and protocols were extremely damaging to defense and the security of the United States, including security against both terrorism and criminal activity. 

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Photo Credit: (left to right), panel moderator Graham Allison (Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs), Jane Harman (Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center), John Deutch (Director of Central Intelligence, 1995-96), Dina Temple-Raston (NPR Counterterrorism Correspondent and Harvard Neiman Fellow), David Sanger (Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times), and Joseph Nye (Dean, Harvard Kennedy School (1995-2004), Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA. April 2014. ©LMG Photo by K. Lee Lerner. All rights reserved.

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