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Gates Memoir Could Prove Helpful To Hillary Clinton In 2016

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a hit in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But she also receives high praise, which could prove very helpful.
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FBI Director 'Confused' By Reports Calling Snowden A Hero

"I see the government operating the way the founders intended," says FBI Director Jim Comey, who notes that branches of the U.S. government approved the bulk collection of U.S. phone records.
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Nuclear Missile Officers Reportedly Implicated In Drug Probe

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Air Force officers with nuclear launch authority are caught up in an illegal-narcotics investigation.
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The Case Against Clemency: Expert Says Snowden's Leaks Hurt Security

Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker tells Morning Edition that Edward Snowden "did the crime — he should do the time" for leaking classified material to the media.
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Edward Snowden 'Did The Crime, He Should Do The Time'

There's been a vigorous debate over the fate of Edward Snowden, who leaked classified details about the activities of the National Security Agency. Some believe he started an important debate over privacy and security. David Greene talks to former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker, who believes having that debate so openly is dangerous.
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White House Defends War Policy Against Memoir's Harsh Critique

Press secretary Jay Carney responds to a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying disagreement is a welcome part of a "robust" policymaking process.
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The Case For Clemency: Expert Says Snowden Deserves A Pass

Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, tells NPR that the former NSA contractor should be thanked for revealing questionable surveillance activities.
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Why One Expert Says Edward Snowden Deserves Clemency

As the courts decide whether the NSA practices revealed by the former contractor are constitutional, the court of public opinion considers what should become of him. David Greene talks to Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about why she believes Snowden's actions were commendable.
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CIA Lawyer Kept Sept. 11 In Mind When Debating Waterboarding

In the second part of our interview with the CIA's former top lawyer, John Rizzo says he felt he had the power to stop the agency's waterboarding program before it began. Rizzo explains to Renee Montagne why he decided to let the program continue. Rizzo's new book is Company Man: 30 Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA.
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Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Takes Aim At Obama In New Book

In Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Robert Gates says the president was unsure the Afghan surge would work and was openly distrustful of military leaders. "I never doubted Obama's support for the troops, only his support for their mission," he writes. The book is scheduled for release Jan. 14.

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