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ON THE LINE: Spying on Alliesi
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November 01, 2013 3:00 AM
The United States is facing intense pressure from its allies in Europe over allegations that its National Security Agency spied on thousands of their citizens including heads of state. How will this impact the relationship between the US and Europe? Find out next “On The Line”. GUESTS Dr. Charles Kupchan: Professor - International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy. Brian Bennett: National Security Correspondent, Los Angeles Times. Kent Klein: Washington Correspondent, VOA News.

ON THE LINE: Spying on Allies

Published October 31, 2013

The United States is facing intense pressure from its allies in Europe over allegations that its National Security Agency spied on thousands of their citizens including heads of state. How will this impact the relationship between the US and Europe? Find out next “On The Line”. GUESTS Dr. Charles Kupchan: Professor - International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy. Brian Bennett: National Security Correspondent, Los Angeles Times. Kent Klein: Washington Correspondent, VOA News.

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