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Published on Jan 23, 2014

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In 1975, Senator Frank Church appeared on Meet the Press and raised serious concerns about the capabilities of the United States intelligence community. As the chairman of the Church Committee, which was a senate probe into government intelligence activities, he notes the dual importance of gathering data on potential enemies of the nation while respecting the privacy of American citizens. Though almost forty years have passed, the recent controversy surrounding Edward Snowden makes these remarks as relevant as ever.

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