"Although rising public anger is welcome, it is misdirected."
Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, turns his attention to the future of intelligence in an article published today by Foreign Affairs. After quickly sketching the current context of increasing public skepticism, Edgar offers an explicit rebuttal of the leaps to judgement and broad brushstrokes that would blur the policy positions of President Obama and the NSA to pit them against a heroic Edward Snowden, or hold up Europe to Americans as a perfect haven for privacy. His conclusions reward the careful student of public affairs and demand future attention to issues such as backdoors in secure communication systems.
The entire article is available here.