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Information Overload: Why US Intel Is Falling Short

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/04/Shane_Harris_The_Rise_of_Americas_Surveillance_State Shane Harris, author of The Watchers, claims that U.S. intelligence agencies collect too much information to process competently. "We have essentially created an official system of surveillance that is very good at collecting dots," he says, "and doesn't do a very good job of connecting them." ----- Shane Harris, a reporter for National Journal, talks about The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State. Harris charts the rise of America's surveillance state over the past 25 years and highlights a dangerous paradox: he argues the government's strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on civilians. - Book Passage
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