Top Secret America

Thursday, July 22, 2010

After the September 11th attacks, the government began rapidly expanding our national security and intelligence operations. Washington Post national security reporter William Arkin, co-author of the three-part series Top Secret America, explains how the system has become so large and so complex that no one really knows if it’s working.


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Comments [1]

Quentin Atherley

What does Arkin say about Gen. Clapper's comment that because of the nature of funding allocations we do know the money spent and where it is going. Also how does he feel about outing the exact location of the National Counterterrorism Center. I always wondered its location myself having it referred to as some place in a northern Virginia suburb. I assume if i was a terrorist trying to replicate the 9/11 attacks this would be near the top of my list.

Jul. 22 2010 01:29 PM

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