Book Discussion on The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

The author follows Admiral Poindexter and his desire to increase surveillance to stop terror attacks. According to Harris, the… read more

The author follows Admiral Poindexter and his desire to increase surveillance to stop terror attacks. According to Harris, the Admiral’s push for increased surveillance began with the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon and continued past the World Trade Center attacks.  But the resulting increase in surveillance has had no effect on terror attacks, Mr. Harris argues, it simply created a surveillance state against U.S. citizens instead of foreign terrorists.  The event is at the Spy Museum in Washington. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Peter Earnest Executive Director International Spy Museum
  • Shane W. Harris Staff Correspondent National Journal->Intelligence and Homeland Security

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Book Discussion on The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 7, 2010
Last Aired:
May 17, 2010

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  • Mar 07, 2010 | 10:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 21, 2010 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2010 | 1:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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