In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government launched the 'War on Terror', which included the implementation of the 'Prism' mass surveillance program and the use of drone operations. The 'Prism' program enabled the NSA to collect vast amounts of data from various internet companies, raising concerns about privacy violations. Drone operations, particularly in countries like Pakistan and Yemen, became a controversial topic due to concerns about civilian casualties and the potential for extrajudicial killings. These initiatives aimed to prevent future terrorist attacks but also sparked debates about the balance between national security and individual rights.
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