NSAThe US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks. The recordings are being made as part of the same program that was reported earlier this week to be capturing nearly every call in the Bahamas, as well as phone records from Mexico, Kenya, and the Philippines. That report, made by The Intercept, declined to disclose the name of a second country where — like the Bahamas — recordings of nearly all domestic and international phone calls were being captured as of 2013, saying that it had chosen to withhold it “in response to specific, credible concerns that doing so could lead to increased violence.” WikiLeaks now says that it’s learned the second country is Afghanistan, and it is essentially choosing to disclose it because it believes the government’s claim that disclosure may lead to a rise in violence is a bluff.

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