ISIL taking advantage of the Snowden effect to avoid detection

NY Times:

How ISIS Guides Plots by Remote Control

Terrorism planners in Syria and Iraq are using messaging apps to enable attacks across the world, right down to picking the targets and finding the guns.
Snowden and some privacy absolutists have made it much easier for terrorists like ISIL to plan and execute attacks without detection by the NSA.  Prior to Snowden, the US had managed to thwart several terrorist attacks by capturing their email traffic.  They have since taken measures to avoid detection and their mass murder attacks have increased.

The effort to stop them has been further hampered by the Obama administration's overreliance on drone strikes that do not allow for much intelligence gathering on terrorist plots.  By refusing to capture terrorists and interrogate them Obama's policies made the US less safe.


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