Army Gen. Keith Alexander

File photo of black bear in a residential neighborhood. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

The Week in News

Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 17-21).

06/21/2013

U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on June 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Director: Surveillance Programs Have Foiled 50 Terror Plots Worldwide

The director of the National Security Agency insisted on Tuesday that the government’s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide in a forceful defense echoed by the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee.

06/18/2013

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