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National Security Is At Stake

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National Security Is At Stake

There has been extensive debate and disagreement over the role of the National Security Agency in the wake of news that they have been collecting vast amounts of internet and cell phone data. South Dakota Senator John Thune says there is a difficult balance underway…

Thune says national security is at stake, so the government needs to have a broad focus……

Nineteen US embassies were closed this week in parts of Africa and the middle east over unspecified security risks. Thune said he would not second guess the Obama Administration on that decision……

Thune says Congress will again talk about the NSA and national security when they return to Washington after Labor Day.

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