July 16, 2014

Germany's Fake Outrage

John Rizzo, Time

The Associated Press

It's unlikely Germany didn't know what the U.S. was up to, and kicking out a local CIA chief is largely political theatrics for a German citizenry still fuming over last year's revelations of extensive NSA surveillance.

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Angela Merkel Is Very Angry
Fred Kaplan, Slate
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July 11, 2014
We Can't Trust Germany
Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph
The expulsion of the CIA's station chief from Berlin raises an obvious question – why do the Americans find it necessary to conduct espionage operations against a country that is supposed to be one of its closest allies? more ››
July 11, 2014
Germany's Choice: America or Russia?
Feldenkirchen, et al., Der Spiegel
For decades, Germany's position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the U.S. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow? more ››
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The German-American Breakup
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Germans, who acutely remember the totalitarian surveillance of Nazi Germany and East Germany, cherish their strict data protection and limits on state monitoring. The pervasive spying on one of America's most valuable partners... more ››
July 14, 2014
Why the U.S. Spies on Germany
David Francis, The Fiscal Times
Lost in the controversy over American espionage on German targets is whether the spying is justified. Germany is an ally, but on a number of key issues, Germany’s foreign policy often puts it at odds with the United... more ››