The NSA is the most powerful military and intelligence agency in the world, but one of its biggest secrets is that it does not disclose its most powerful secrets to the public.
As a result, a former senior NSA official told The Next Week that the agency was effectively “in hiding,” keeping secrets for itself, its agents and other intelligence agencies.
And even though the NSA’s leadership has acknowledged that it has its secrets in plain sight, the agency has been unwilling to disclose its programs, according to former NSA and CIA officials who spoke to The Next Weekly.
“I think the public, in general, is a little afraid to know what they’re being told by the agencies,” the former senior official said.
“They’re not comfortable saying, ‘Well, we’re just talking to each other, we don’t have anything to hide.'”
While some senior NSA officials have admitted that they are unable to speak publicly about the agency’s classified programs, the former official said that many of the agency and its contractors have been “in denial” about their programs and their capabilities.
The former senior officer said that the NSA and its contractor agencies often “put off” telling the public about the secret capabilities that they use.
“It’s almost like they don, ‘We’re in hiding,'” the former intelligence official said of the agencies.
“The public has been kept in the dark,” the official said, adding that the agencies were “a little paranoid” about public reaction to what they were doing. “
The NSA and the US military have been criticized for their secrecy and lack of transparency, with some calling for the agency to be shut down. “
The public has been kept in the dark,” the official said, adding that the agencies were “a little paranoid” about public reaction to what they were doing.
The NSA and the US military have been criticized for their secrecy and lack of transparency, with some calling for the agency to be shut down.
In October, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced a bill that would “require the NSA to provide the public with information on the activities of the nation’s spy agencies.”
Rogers’ bill was also co-sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R, Utah), the former chair of the US House Oversight Committee, who said that his committee was looking into how the NSA operated and why it is “not transparent to the American people.”
But a spokesperson for Rogers did not respond to a request for comment from The Next Monday about his bill.
The Obama administration, which is now in the midst of a debate over the use of drones and drone strikes, has also made little public statement about its surveillance programs.
But in recent months, the Obama administration has announced that it will “use drone strikes to attack suspected al-Qaida and ISIS targets overseas,” and has vowed to “ensure the United States does not engage in any strikes that violate international law or U.S. national security.”
As the New York Times reported in October, some of the Obama Administration’s most controversial drone strikes were carried out under the guidance of retired CIA officer Michael Hayden.
Hayden, who served as CIA Director under President George W. Bush, has publicly argued that the CIA’s covert operations are needed to counter terrorism.
Hayden told the New Yorker in 2013 that “the intelligence community is better off when they’re working with other people, when they don.
That’s what they do.”
Hayden, according the Times, was a key figure in the Obama Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which helped defend the CIA against charges of torture.
The Times article said Hayden said that he and other CIA officials “helped shape” the Bush administration’s interrogation and interrogation policy, and that “they helped shape what we know today as interrogation practices.”
Hayden has since resigned from the CIA, and his son Michael Hayden has been named as the CIA Director.
The New Yorker report also noted that Hayden, along with CIA Director John Brennan, have publicly defended the agency, arguing that it “had no real role” in the 9/11 attacks.
However, the Times reported that Hayden told a Senate panel in 2013, “The CIA is the single most important counterterrorism partner in the country.
We’re the ones that are in charge of the whole picture, and we are doing the job well.”
Hayden also told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the intelligence community “has not, and will not, do anything that would harm the security of the United State.”
Hayden told The New York Post in February, “There is no question that the American public is better served if we don, or will not do anything in our government that would put them at risk.”
Hayden was a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, calling him “a complete narcissist.”
He has also argued that Trump’s controversial Muslim ban violates the Constitution.
Hayden’s defense of the CIA comes as the Trump administration is facing a backlash from civil liberties advocates and privacy advocates.
Last week, former Director of National Intelligence James