The Case of Edward Snowden

S M Chen
6 min readApr 5, 2023

What Edward Snowden did and the convoluted path his course took thereafter is familiar to most readers.

To those who may be unfamiliar, and as a reminder:

In brief, Snowden worked as an NSA subcontractor in HI. While there, he discovered the extent to which the NSA was spying on Americans. Their data collection was massive and unknown to the American public. Which is probably the way someone in a high place wanted it.

This revelation bothered Snowden enough he was convinced he should act. He says he tried the chain of NSA command…