The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #108: General Michael Hayden on Cybersurveillance in the Post-Snowden Age

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:55 PM

General Michael Hayden, former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, gave the keynote address last weekend at Washington and Lee School of Law's symposium on Cyber-surveillance in the Post-Snowden Age. During his address, General Hayden delivered an unapologetic defense of the NSA’s recently revealed activities, yet remained candid about where the agency has made mistakes and where it can improve. In particular, the speech raises a profound question: can intelligence activities succeed in a society that demands greater and greater transparency about those activities?

You can find the video of General Hayden's full remarks below: