Intelligence Squared US: Was Snowden Justified?

(Rochester, NY) – Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the NSA's surveillance programs. But have his actions -- which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files -- tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal? Intelligence Squared US: Was Snowden Justified? debates these questions, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370. John Donvan moderates.

Speaking for the motion: Ben Wizner, Legal Adviser to Edward Snowden & Attorney, ACLU; Daniel Ellsberg, Fmr. U.S. Military Analyst & Pentagon Papers Whistleblower. Speaking against the motion: Andrew C. McCarthy, Former Federal Prosecutor & Contributing Editor, National Review; Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Former Director, CIA & Chairman, FDD.

 


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