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Listening For Terrorists: Surveillance Program - Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead

Recorded on February 23, 2007

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

On January 17, 2007, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that electronic surveillance under the NSA domestic surveillance program will be subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a court that operates under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978. Prior to this announcement, the surveillance program - that includes interception of communications to and from the United States - operated without warrants or court review. The Heritage Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have assembled a range experts to discuss the implications of this recent change, the lessons learned, and the next steps for electronic surveillance in the fight against international terrorism.