NSA Remains Under Fire from U.S. Allies, Leakers

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10/23/2013

The National Security Agency, the controversial U.S. surveillance agency, has had a tough few weeks, as new allegations from leaked documents have angered more allies.

The agency will also have to deal with a regime change, as its top two leaders announced their upcoming departure.

And Congress will likely turn its attention back to the agency, after it focused on the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis for much of October.

To recap the latest developments, leaders in France and Mexico are upset with the Obama administration, after information leaked from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed the extent of NSA snooping into communications in Europe and Mexico.

That news surfaced after the White House confirmed last Thursday, on the same day the debt ceiling and shutdown ended, that NSA chief General Keith Alexander would retire next spring. Alexander has headed the NSA since 2005 and oversaw its expansion…

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