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I'm sorry to point this out, but another thing European governments could do would be to construct a federation so that they could have a single, Europe-wide intelligence service comparable to the NSA. As long as it is two dozen individual small countries, each with individual intelligence organizations, compared to a few big countries--the US, China, and Russia--the story will continue.
by asdf on Wed Jun 2nd, 2021 at 11:50:30 PM EST
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I don't think that in and of itself would help.

If they were united today with the same people as today, they would still be filled with people who apparently see service to the US as the highest priority. And it would grant the leadership a position above state laws - such as treason - that today could in theory be used to end the subservient relationship to the NSA.

China and Russia are probably better at spying at EU countries then EU countries are at spying at them, but unlike the NSA they are not handed access on a platter. Unless they get NSAs data of course.

by fjallstrom on Thu Jun 3rd, 2021 at 07:39:38 AM EST
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