Any discussion about actual or alleged operational issues would be irresponsible as it would give our adversaries insight that would enable them to adjust and potentially inflict harm to the U.S..

Since the catastrophic terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the National Security Agency/Central Security Service has embarked on a national strategy to expand our foreign language capabilities. We've intensified our recruitment and increased the number of locations where our work can be most efficiently performed.

Instead of simply releasing the author's historical account, the agency worked to declassify the associated signals intelligence ... and other classified documents used to draw his conclusions.

At this time I have no information to provide; however, if that changes I will email you soonest. Thanks for the query.

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