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A Growing Security Challenge: Competition for Water

This 22 March 2006 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter shows the agency collecting intelligence on the competition for water by spying on nongovernmental organizations, multilateral organizations, and government officials. The agency followed tensions around an India-Pakistan water treaty; increasing competition for water in Africa; and water-related conflicts in Sudan, Afghanistan, and Iraq: see the Intercept article The NSA’s Role in a Climate-Changed World: spying on nonprofits, fishing boats, and the North Pole, 15 August 2018.

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What’s NSA’s Reputation Among Third Parties? What are the Japanese Like as SIGINTers?

This 19 November 2008 article from the NSA internal newsletter SIDToday presents an interview with the head of US Special Liaison Activity Japan (SUSLAJ), who describes Japan’s reluctance to participate in multinational SIGINT fora and historic agency operations in Pakistan and the Philippines: see the Intercept article Japan Made Secret Deals With The NSA That Expanded Global Surveillance, 24 April 2017.

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