Targeting Rationale (TAR)

Title

Targeting Rationale (TAR)

Subject

UTT - Unified Targeting Tool

Description

This document is a memo that explains the rationale used by the NSA in its selection of surveillance targets outside the US. The document contains actual examples of certification examples that indicate that the staff of foreign heads of state and embassy officials were all targeted for surveillance.

Creator

National Security Agency

Publisher

The Washington Post

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2007-01-08

Source:Classification

TOP SECRET, COMINT, NOFORN, MR

Source:Redactions

Examples describing actual certifications removed

Report:Creator

Barton Gellman

NumPages

4

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2013-08-15

Distribution

NOFORN

Surveillance Programs

General Intelligence

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency, “Targeting Rationale (TAR),” Snowden Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/129.

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