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NSAs Role in U.S. Assassination Program by Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald

Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press. The NSA’s Secret Role in the U.S. Assassination Program By Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald <:time>10 Feb 2014 The National Security Agency is using complex analysis of electronic surveillance, rather than human intelligence, as the primary method to locate targets for lethal drone strikes – an unreliable tactic that results in the deaths of innocent or unidentified people. According to a former drone operator for the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who also worked with the NSA, the agency often identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cell-phone tracking technologies. Rather than confirming a target’s identity with operatives or informants on the ground, the CIA or the U.S. military then orders a strike based on the activity and location of the mobile phone a person is believed … Read entire article »

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