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Photo Gallery: Clandestine Capabilities

Codependent Merkel's Pragmatic Approach to the NSA Scandal

Chancellor Merkel might be furious about the NSA's unscrupulous surveillance activities, but reluctance to anger her partners in Washington prevents her from imposing sanctions. Trade issues aside, Germany itself depends heavily on intelligence gathered by the US agency. By SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen