NSA director defends surveillance, saying it has stopped terror plots

Courtesy of the NSA

The recently revealed domestic spying program run by the National Security Agency was necessary to stop “over 50” terrorism plots, the director of the NSA said today.

In a hearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Army Gen. Keith Alexander said that the program, called Prism, stopped over 50 “potential terrorist events” since 9/11.

The program, approved by a secret court, allowed the NSA to monitor emails, phone calls and other communications in the U.S.

See the story at ABC News.