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NSA Director: Surveillance Program Stopped 50 Potential Terrorist Attacks

By Joe Schoffstall | June 18, 2013 | 12:54pm EDT

General Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, appeared before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and claimed that the NSA's surveillance program stopped 50 terrorist attacks from unfolding across the world, including 10 within the United States.

"In recent years, the information gathered from these programs provided the US government with critical leads to help prevent over 50 potential terrorist events in more than 20 countries around the world. FAA 702 contributed in over 90 percent of these cases. At least 10 of these events, included homeland based threats," Gen. Alexander stated.

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