June 18th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

Supporting the NSA: Is Obama on the Right Track?

In his recent PBS interview with Charlie Rose, President Obama defended the NSA's surveillance programs, describing them as 'transparent' and necessary. But with so much classified data involved, the best method to strike a balance between civil liberties and security is debatable.

President Obama set up an 'oversight board', adding that his goal is "set up and structure a national conversation," but will that be enough to ease public concerns?

Republican Strategist Kevin Madden and Democratic Strategist Stephanie Cutter weigh in.

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  1. sahel

    Dear Mr Pleitgen

    I applaud you bravery to report from Damascus front line with Al-Assad loyalist in Yarmouk neighbourhood. I need to remind you that those Palestinian militia that are claiming to fight Islamists and terrorists are terrorists themselves, they belong to Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command of the terrorist leader Ahmad Jibril according to the united state own list, they have innocent blood on their hands. I just wanted to point this out for may be your next report will be more balanced.

    June 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Reply

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