An ear for an ear: Why even allies aren't exempt from espionage
It's no surprise that Washington's allies aren't spared. If they're planning a surprise, the U.S. wants to know about it in advance.
The idea of an American president monitoring the communications of the German chancellor is fundamentally sound; too bad it came 80 years too late. Anyone feeling uneasy about Benjamin Netanyahu’s military adventurism might laud President Barack Obama for being caught in the act of listening in on - and, by extension, skimming through the text messages of - Angela Merkel.