Will President Barack Obama’s ongoing “review” of American spying programs lead to a blanket ban on surveillance targeting allied leaders? Not likely.
At first blush, the odds might seem good that the president would embrace sweeping new restrictions in response to the global uproar over the National Security Agency actions.
On Monday, Obama told Fusion TV that he hoped “to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., declared herself “totally opposed” to National Security Agency spying on leaders of U.S. allies, except in times of war or emergency and with a presidential order.
And National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said officials were “examining whether we have the appropriate posture when it comes to heads of state, how we coordinate with our closest allies and partners, and what further guiding principles or constraints might be appropriate for ourRead More »from Will U.S. stop spying on allies? Not likely