Learning all about the testimonies of NSA whistle-blowers featured in “A Good American” is vital in reaching an understanding of what occurred at the highest levels of the NSA which actually led to the 9/11 attacks. This topic of study is necessarily followed by study of their experiences, the decisions made in implementing surveillance programs, and efforts on both sides of Section 702 of FISA. Here are several articles and videos which will inform you.
Section 702: What It Is & How It Works (Center for Democracy & Technology)
How the government can read your email (Politico)
Hayden, NSA, and the Road to 9/11 (by Patrick Eddington, Cato Institute)
PBS Frontline Interviews
Watch “A Good American”
The film “A Good American” is available on Netflix. In case you’re not a subscriber, there are pay-per-view options. It’s well worth the few dollars to view it. There are other options, as well.