The new National Security Agency director has quite a different take on the national security fallout from the leaks of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Adm. Michael Rogers, with just three months on the job, said he has seen terrorist groups “make changes,” but “you have not heard me as the director say, ‘Oh my God, the sky is falling.’ I am trying to be very specific and very measured in my characterizations.”
Rogers’ comments Sunday in The New York Times couldn’t be any more different from those uttered by former NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander. Alexander had said the leaks jeopardized the US and its allies, causing “the greatest damage to our combined nations’ intelligence systems that we have ever suffered.”
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