SIU Legal Regulations Compliance and Investigations Research.
1) Edward Snowden, traitor or hero?
Edward Snowden was a contractor for the NSA and a former employee of the CIA. Snowden
released thousands, if not millions of documents proving that various American intelligence agencies
were violating their charters if not actually violating laws by gathering telephone conversations, emails,
messages and various other communications of American citizens. Some people believe that Edward
Snowden is a whistle blower against the super-secret intelligence agencies by leaking those documents.
Other people believe Snowden is a traitor for violating American laws and fleeing to Russia in order to
claim asylum and remain out of prison.
Develop a hypothesis as to whether Snowden is a whistle-blower or a traitor and support that
hypothesis with research.