US says surveillance thwarted NYSE attack, Somali funding

June 19, 2013 01:59


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WASHINGTON - US intelligence officials on Tuesday identified two of the more than 50 classified cases in which they say National Security Agency eavesdropping helped thwart terrorist plots including a planned attack on the New York Stock Exchange.

The other, a San Diego money laundering investigation tied to financing for a Somali militia, is among the 27 cases cited in a Reuters report Tuesday in which the US government filed public notice that it used a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant.A defense lawyer involved in both cases criticized the government claims, suggesting the allegations were overblown.

General Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, told Congress that he planned to provide classified details on 50 such cases to the Intelligence Committee by Wednesday.

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