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Links & Books


National Security Agency/Central Security Service
Learn more about the National Security Agency on the organization's website. While you're there, take a virtual tour of the cryptologic museum, explore career options, or learn about the NSA's conservation efforts.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Get the official scoop on the bureau's past and present on the FBI's homepage. You can subscribe to video and audio podcasts and learn more about the agency's restructuring since the 9/11 attacks.

Central Intelligence Agency
Take a virtual tour through the CIA's headquarters in Langley, check the latest news and peruse the CIA's authoritative publication, The World Factbook.

9-11 Commission Final Report
Read the full, final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on this archived website managed on behalf of the National Archives and Records Administration.

U.S. District Court: United States v. Zacarias Moussaoui
This website, provided by the District Court of Virginia, contains the evidence used in the trial of the U.S. v. Zacarias Moussaoui. In this trial, Moussaoui was convicted of conspiring to kill U.S. citizens as a part of the 9/11 attacks.

FRONTLINE: Spying on the Home Front
Check out this comprehensive companion site to FRONTLINE's "Spying on the Home Front" and read more from James Bamford.


The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
by James Bamford. Doubleday, 2008.

War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror
by John Yoo. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006.

Chatter: Dispatches From the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping
by Patrick Radden Keefe. Random House, 2005.

The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks. Norton, 2004.

A Century of Spies: Intelligence in the Twentieth Century
by Jeffery T. Richelson. Oxford University Press, 1997.


"The Fed Who Blew the Whistle"
by Michael Isikoff. Newsweek, December 13, 2008.

"Spy Agency Data After Sept. 11 Led F.B.I. to Dead Ends"
by Lowell Bergman, Eric Lichtblau, Scott Shane and Don Van Natta Jr. The New York Times, January 17, 2006.

"Q&A: The NSA's Domestic Eavesdropping Program"
by Larry Abramson., May 17, 2006.

"Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts"
by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau. The New York Times, December 16, 2005.

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