NSA surveillance of American citizens after 9/11
In many whistleblowing cases, the highest stakes are for national security whistleblowing. It takes a great deal of fortitude to take on the power and authority of the FBI, CIA, NSA, and in some cases, the White House itself. Oftentimes, whistleblowers pay with their career, and in some cases, their freedom. In this episode of The Whistleblowers, John Kiriakou speaks to Tom Drake, who was a senior NSA officer. Drake blew the whistle on the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of Americans in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks.