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US Officials Defend Surveillance of Alliesi
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July 03, 2013 11:29 PM
Allegations that the United States has been eavesdropping on some its European and Asian allies have created an international uproar. U.S. President Barack Obama and some former top officials are defending the U.S. surveillance as important for national security. But European lawmakers and officials are demanding an explanation and say relations may be damaged. VOA’s Cindy Saine looks at why countries spy on their allies.

US Officials Defend Surveillance of Allies

Published July 03, 2013

Allegations that the United States has been eavesdropping on some its European and Asian allies have created an international uproar. U.S. President Barack Obama and some former top officials are defending the U.S. surveillance as important for national security. But European lawmakers and officials are demanding an explanation and say relations may be damaged. VOA’s Cindy Saine looks at why countries spy on their allies.