Snowden Leak Reveals US Intelligence’s Black Budget: $52.6 Billion On Secret Programs
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Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time ever publically discloses how the United States spends tens of billions of dollars annually on clandestine spy programs.
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The Washington Post revealed the so-called “black budget” on Thursday and reports that $52.6 billion was set aside for operations in fiscal year 2013.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...4a1_story.html
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Among the biggest priorities for the intelligence community, the Post reported, are “offensive cyber operations” and research devoted to decoding encrypted communications.
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The Post’s Barton Gellman, Greg Miller and Julie Tate wrote Thursday that Mr. Snowden, the 30-year-old former Booz Allen Hamilton staffer who started leaking classified national security documents earlier this year, provided the paper with the never-before published summary of this year’s budget.
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But although the Post reported that the document is 178 pages in length, they have at the same time elected to only make available one-tenth of the content, citing “concerns about the risk to intelligence sources and methods” brought up by US officials who were notified ahead of publication.
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Snowden Leak Reveals US Intelligence?s Black Budget: $52.6 Billion On Secret Programs - Liberty Crier
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OK it is in the budget but NO ONE knows about what the NSA was doing. This does not compute.