Domestic Surveillance: Dual Priorities, National Security and Civil Liberties, Must Be Met
Americans want programs that aggressively fight terrorism and protect liberties. Congress and the Administration have a responsibility to meet these demands. Congress’s intelligence committees should continue to exercise oversight over the NSA’s activities and undertake what investigations they feel are necessary to ensure that the program is carried out in a way that efficiently and effectively protects Americans while safeguarding their liberties. This is Congress’s duty, and by all appearances, it is one that Congress has taken and will continue to take seriously.