US Senate Investigates Military Eavesdropping

Two former intelligence officers, Army reserve linguist Adrienne Kinne and Navy Arab linguist David Faulk both worked as intercept operators at the giant National Security Agency(NSA) where they were engaged in eavesdropping on phone calls from members of the military to their homes back in America. Kinne told ABC, “these were just really everyday average Americans who happened to be in the Middle East in our area of intercept and happened to be making these phone calls on satellite phones.” Bush officials argue that conducting surveillance on people outside the United States is merely part of protecting the nation from terrorists.

The report is an indictment of the Bush administration’s policies which violate the rights of Americans by claiming anything they do is justified on grounds they are protecting America against terrorism.