Officials: NSA programs thwarted potential terrorist plots in US, more than 20 other countries

  • by: KIMBERLY DOZIER , AP Intelligence Writer
  • Updated: June 15, 2013 - 9:45 PM

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. intelligence officials said Saturday that information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programs run by the National Security Agency thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S. and more than 20 other countries — and that gathered data is destroyed every five years.

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