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He defended the phone surveillance program in particular, saying it had numerous safeguards in place and had prevented terror attacks.

“If you can see just the number of cases where we have actually stopped a plot, I think Americans will come to a different conclusion than all the misleading rhetoric I have heard over the last few weeks,” he added. 

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The NSA said last week that the surveillance programs have prevented “dozens” of terrorist attacks. Rogers said more information about specific attacks foiled would be provided “hopefully early this next week.” 

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