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NSA Plays Key Role in Drone Attacks: Report

NSA Plays Key Role in Drone Attacks: Report
Posted Thursday, October 17th 2013 @ 6am  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The CIA isn't the only government agency deeply involved in drone attacks. NSA tracking of phone calls, emails, and other "signals intelligence" is essential to the program, documents given by Edward Snowden to theWashington Post show. The agency has a special division, the Counter-Terrorism Mission Aligned Cell, devoted to gathering data on elusive terror figures, the Post reports. Amid controversy over the agency, the documents could help it argue that it concentrates on fighting terror abroad, the paper notes.

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