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Intelligence community wants greater powers to spy on foreigners outside US

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines and CIA Director William J. Burns at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, in Washington, on 8 March 2023.
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines and CIA Director William J. Burns at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, in Washington, on 8 March 2023. © Rod Lamkey/CNP/MaxPPP
To convince lawmakers of the need to extend its ability to target foreigners' communications, the US intelligence community at a Senate hearing last week evoked the re-emergence of a struggle for dominance between the world's main powers. Current legislative reforms, initially to fight terrorism, could facilitate political consensus on the issue. [...]
Published on 13.03.2023 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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