Would you classify the NSA as an American equivalent to the former Soviet Union's KGB?
I voted no because I through some very anti-American times when Civil Rights was the reason for some violent protests and later that decade more violent protests regarding the Vietnam War. I can't remember the NSA jailing anybody I knew.
Like the difference between a mis-guided German Shepherd and a psychotic wolverine....
People who voted yes need to pick up a history book.
Combined with the IRS, yes.
They are the electronic intelligence gathering part of soviet Intelligence system.