Snowden: Leaks gave society shot at change

Mission’s done, he says in Moscow

Posted: December 24, 2013 at 5:29 a.m.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who revealed information about NSA surveillance programs, is seen in a hotel room in Moscow in December, 2013. Snowden gave his first in-person interviews since arriving in Russia in June. Illustrates SNOWDEN (category i), by Barton Gellman (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Barton Gellman)

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has accomplished what he set out to do after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies.

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