Espionage Breaking News: Edward Snowden and the Privatization of National Security

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The story of Edward Snowden and how he got to be in a position where he could leak details of the National Security Administration?s (NSA) surveillance program is revealing a great deal about the privatization of our national security system. Much of what we are seeing is not pretty. WikiLeaks says that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is "safe and well." However, this brief statement that gave no indication of how the information was obtained and did little to clear up the mystery concerning his whereabouts. Ecuador's foreign minister said his country will act not on its interests but on its principles as it considers an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, wanted for revealing classified U.S. secrets.

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