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  • NSA chief’s admission of misleading numbers adds to Obama administration blunders (Terrorist Plots)

    10/03/2013 9:56:40 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | Shaun Waterman
    The Obama administration’s credibility on intelligence suffered another blow Wednesday as the chief of the National Security Agency admitted that officials put out numbers that vastly overstated the counterterrorism successes of the government’s warrantless bulk collection of all Americans’ phone records. Pressed by the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee at an oversight hearing, Gen. Keith B. Alexander admitted that the number of terrorist plots foiled by the NSA’s huge database of every phone call made in or to America was only one or perhaps two — far smaller than the 54 originally claimed by the administration. Gen. Alexander...