September 10, 2011
‘CT Since 9/11’ Cited in Reader’s Digest
When we first put out CT Since 9/11 in the Spring, we anticipated that it might be read by a few advocates and experts in the national security and human rights communities, but we had no illusions about it being a popularly-read piece.
We have just recently learned, however, that some of the main findings of the report have been cited** in Reader's Digest, which according to Wikipedia has the largest paid circulation in the world and reaches more readers with household incomes of $100,000+ than Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Inc. combined.
** Reader's Digest actually (forgive-ably) mischaracterized our analysis slightly. Our review found not only that expanded surveillance powers were used in only two plot interdictions since 9/11 (as they wrote), but also that the expanded powers were unnecessary to foil those plots.