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Hayden concerned with NSA reforms

Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden says he’s afraid proposed reforms to the National Security Agency could draw the government back to a “pre-9/11 mindset.” 

President Obama on Friday is expected to announce changes to the NSA’s bulk metadata collection program, including requiring that the NSA get a court authorization to look at metadata.

That does not sit well with Hayden, whose tenure at the NSA ran from 1999 to 2004 and is now a principal at The Chertoff Group, a security consulting firm.

“I’ve actually got some pretty strong feelings about that,” Hayden said Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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