“Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander”

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Greenwald’s original: 764 words. Here: 161.

A disturbing Foreign Policy article says that colleagues of NSA chief General Keith “Collect it All” Alexander see him as a “‘cowboy’ willing to play fast and loose with legal limits in order to construct a system of ubiquitous surveillance.”

Perhaps more disturbing is the labyrinthine, 10,740 square foot headquarters that Alexander used to impress his Congressional overseers. It includes a war room that is a recreation of the bridge from the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek.

With his “warped imperial hubris” on full display, the irrationality of granting “vast surveillance power with little accountability or transparency” has never been so evident.

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