|Creator: ||National Security Agency|
|Classification:||Top Secret : COMINT : MR|
Glossary: classification and distribution codes.
|Genre:||Memo, .PDF , 4 p.|
|Originating Media Outlet:||The Washington Post|
|Date Published:||2013-08-15||Click here for article|
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|Communications Target:||Foreign communications|
|Surveillance Program(s):||General Intelligence|| |
Glossary: surveillance programs.
|Description: This document is a memo that explains the rationale used by the NSA in its selection of surveillance targets outside the US. The document contains actual examples of certification examples that indicate that the staff of foreign heads of state and embassy officials were all targeted for surveillance.|