Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chris Pyle, Whistleblower on CIA Domestic Spying in 70s, Says Be Wary of Attacks on NSA's Critics



As NSA director General Keith Alexander blasts the leaks that exposed widespread surveillance of Americans, we're joined by Chris Pyle, a former military instructor who exposed the CIA's monitoring of millions of Americans in the 1970s. Pyle discovered the CIA was spying on millions of Americans engaged in lawful political activity while he was in the Army working as an instructor. His revelations prompted Senate hearings, including Senator Frank Church's Select Committee on Intelligence, ultimately leading to a series of laws aimed at curbing government abuses. Now teaching constitutional law and civil liberties at Mount Holyoke College, Pyle says the NSA is known for attacking its critics instead of addressing the problems they expose.
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