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A year ago, an NBC News investigation revealed the existence of a secret Pentagon database that included information on antiwar protests and American peace activists.
Pentagon documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union provide new details on how even Quakers and churches came to be labeled "threats" worthy of the attention of the military.
Congress wants to know not just what data was collected, but why and how it was to be used.
McPhearson- an nbc news interviewee
"It angers me that the rights I'm supposed to be protecting I can't exercise without the government looking at me and calling me the enemy."
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy
"I fully intend to ask what's in those databanks, because many of them go way beyond any legitimate needs for our security."