domestic spying

  How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years? Why did NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records?

General Michael Hadyen, the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, offers an insider's look at America’s intelligence wars in his new book, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

For ten years, Hayden participated in every major event in American national security, the fallout and consequences of which are still unfolding today.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses spying in the government and the American viewpoint on the crisis in Ukraine.

We have heard a great deal under both Bush and Obama about the extent of government surveillance, with a crescendo in recent weeks. We are learning that virtually all of us turn up in government surveillance in some way.