1,500. 3/15/1999

Kenneth A. “Minihan announced he would step down as NSA [National Security Agency] director in March 1999. …In his E-mail to the agency’s employees…Minihan noted that the agency was struggling to keep pace with modern technology. …Minihan had lost several…battles with the Clinton administration over such issues as limiting exports of data-scrambling technology. The administration loosened the controls and by doing so made it easier for terrorists, criminals, and spies to harden their communications against NSA eavesdropping, and severely hampered the agency’s ability to intercept foreign communications.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bill Gertz, Breakdown, Pages 133-134

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