Gen. Alexander: US policy makers requested bugging close allies [Mallory Nadon @ PressTV]

The director of the US National Security Agency defends everything the intelligence body has done as necessary to maintain security.

Peppered by questions about spying on foreign leaders, General Alexander said bugging America's close allies was done on requests from US policy-makers and ambassadors. He also tried to justify the NSA's programs based on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. According to Alexander, they only keep the phone calls in addition to their date, time and duration, and that the content is not needed.

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