Photo Gallery: Merkel Backs Down
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Photo Gallery: Merkel Backs Down

Trans-Atlantic Supplicant Merkel Chooses Unity over NSA Truth

There was a time when Angela Merkel was committed to investigating the extent of NSA spying in Germany. Now, though, the chancellor has made an about face. Trans-Atlantic unity is her new priority, and the investigation has been left to languish.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
An excerpt of the legal analysis commissioned by the German government from the Washington D.C.-based law firm Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke.

An excerpt of the legal analysis commissioned by the German government from the Washington D.C.-based law firm Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke.

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Translated from the German by Charles Hawley