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Hayden: NSA ‘weaker’ after Snowden

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, on Sunday said the NSA was “infinitely weaker” following the leaks of secret documents by former contractor Edward Snowden.

"This is the most serious hemorrhaging of American secrets in the history of American espionage," Hayden said on CBS's "Face the Nation." “What Snowden is revealing … is the plumbing. He’s revealing how we acquire this information.”

"It will take years if not decades for us to return to the position that we had prior to his disclosure," he added.

Hayden said he expects more stories to be published based upon Snowden’s leaks.

"What I'm most afraid of is that we will reveal our sources and methods, our tactics, techniques and procedures to people around the world who will the American nation and the American people harm."

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