Whistle-blowers or Traitors?

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Last Sunday, former vice president Dick Cheney called Edward Snowden, the man who leaked NSA surveillance information, a traitor. Though he’s been hailed in some circles as a hero, Snowden has said he’s neither saint nor sinner, but just “an American.” This hour we’ll take a close look at the NSA’s data-gathering program, and discuss when the government’s right to keep secrets, and when it’s best to blow the whistle.

 

Guests

  • Mark Hosenball, senior national security correspondent at Reuters
  • Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at Chicago University
  • Kathleen McClellan, national security & human rights counsel at the Government Accountability Project

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