NSA boss wanted to resign after revelations Snowden




Shortly after the power began to revelations about the practices of the NSA, NSA director Keith Alexander offered his resignation. According to a U.S. newspaper The U.S. government did not agree to, dismissal would “be seen victory for Snowden ‘as one.

NSA NSA Director Alexander did offer to resign in June, shortly after the power began to revelations about the extensive surveillance practices of the NSA and after the identity of the whistleblower Edward Snowden was announced.

Because a dismissal for NSA boss, according to the government as a victory for the same whistleblower would be seen, was not accepted the offer, writes The Wall Street Journal based on an unnamed source. Nevertheless, the NSA boss in March yet retired, as was previously known.

Alexander, who also is the leader of the cyber division of the U.S. Army, arrived in 2005 to stand. To the leadership of the NSA The NSA was already beginning to develop into a kind of all-seeing eye itself. That a whistleblower during the leadership of Alexander managed to make it without it was noted, caused a significant break in the confidence of the government in the NSA boss loot large amounts of documents, the newspaper writes.

After the revelations of the NSA Snowden stopped according to The Wall Street Journal with bleeding from several world leaders. In total, the intelligence service would have 35 world leaders tapped, including the phone from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Sunday wrote the German magazine Focus that four other intelligence Merkel would have bugged.


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