|Title|| (PDF: 111 K)|
|Wednesday, October 29, 1975|| (PDF: 4543 K)|
|Testimony of Lt. Gen. Lew Allen, Jr...|| |
|Thursday, November 6, 1975|| (PDF: 734 K)|
|Statement of Edward H. Levi...|| (PDF: 5874 K)|
|Testimony of Edward H. Levi...|| |
|Statement of Philip B. Heymann...|| (PDF: 1232 K)|
|Testimony of Philip B. Heymann...|| |
|Hearings Exhibits|| (PDF: 576 K)|
|1. October 20, 1967 cable from Lieutenant General William Yarborough...|| |
|2. October 21, 1967 cable from Lieutenant General Marshall Carter...|| |
|3. July 1, 1969 memo from an Assistant Director, NSA...|| |
|4. April 10, 1970 memo from John E. Ingersoll...|| |
|5. January 26, 1971 memo from Vice Admiral Noel Gaylor...|| |
|6. September 17, 1973 letter from Lieutenant General Lew Allen, Jr...|| |
|7. October 1, 1973 letter from Attorney General Elliot Richardson...|| |
|8. October 4, 1973 letter from Lieutenant General Lew Allen, Jr...|| |
|Appendix: November 10, 1975 letter from Attorney General Levi to Senator Schweiker...|| (PDF: 71 K)|
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Volume 5: The National Security Agency and Fourth Amendment Rights
In 1975, few Americans had even heard of the National Security
Agency. Created in 1952 as part of the Defense Department but with
no written charter, the NSA’s primary mission is electronic intelligence
gathering. Gathering intercepts of foreign electronic communications
required an NSA staff of thousands in the 1970s. The Senate Select
Committee’s questioning revolved around the use of this capability
to target American citizens, particularly dissidents. The NSA’s
Project MINARET, created in 1969 to spy on peace groups and black
power organizations, was the subject of some focus. At issue were
Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
Witnesses included the Director of the National Security Agency,
Lew Allen. Also testifying were Attorney General Edward Levi and
Professor of Law Philip Heymann.