May 30, 2014

Why the U.S. Should Bring Snowden Home

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Here's one good reason for the U.S. to invite Edward Snowden back and offer him clemency: While he is still in exile, any action taken by the U.S. against foreign electronic spying, as in the recent case involving Chinese hackers, looks to the outside world like the cynical application of double standards.

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