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Report: NSA director offered resignation

Posted By admin On November 25, 2013 @ 11:27 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Rebecca Shabad
The Hill [1]
November 25, 2013

The National Security Agency’s director, Gen. Keith Alexander, offered to resign from his post shortly after Edward Snowden began leaking classified government documents, according to The Wall Street Journal [2].

According to the report, the Obama administration rejected his offer.

Snowden, a former NSA contractor, began disclosing documents detailing the NSA’s surveillance programs in June.

Top administration officials’ confidence in Alexander was shaken, the Journal reports, because he oversaw the agency during the security lapse, an unidentified former senior defense official told the paper.

But an Alexander resignation, the official added, would show Snowden won, and wouldn’t solve the security problem.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/191293-report-nsa-director-offered-to-resign-after-snowden-leaks-began

[2] The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304607104579214673029584730

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