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January 24, 2014

When Secrecy Is Necessary

GCHQ logo (cropped)You can't race a four-in-hand at the Daytona Speedway. Nor can you expect James Madison's Fourth Amendment to provide useful guidance about modern intelligence collection. That's just a disconnect. The reality is we do not have a Stasi state and, if we did, it seems to me that intelligence collection would be the least of our worries. Moreover, Edward Snowden's release of vast secret archives is self-evidently incommensurate with his declared aims. Real damage has been done for very little apparent gain. That's my two cents but, to get a reality check, I turned to Sir David Omand, until recently one of the world's leading secret intelligence practitioners. An extraordinarily thoughtful man. Total runtime forty four minutes. Praemonitus, praemūnītus.

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