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Journalist Glenn Greenwald Teaming Up for Investigation on NSA Role in 'U.S. Assassination Program

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[The] project focuses "how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role on the U.S. assassination program"

Journalist Glenn Greenwald talks during a panel following the screening of the "Dirty Wars" documentary at the Rio Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Greenwald, who has thousands of leaked National Security Archive documents, participated on a panel with American journalist Jeremy Scahill following the screening of the documentary "Dirty Wars" based on his book by the same name about covert operations. Credit: AP

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two American journalists known for their investigations of the U.S. government say they've teamed up to report on the National Security Agency's role in Washington's assassination program.

The Nation contributor Jeremy Scahill says he's now working with Glenn Greenwald, the Rio de Janeiro-based journalist who has written stories about U.S. surveillance programs based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

American journalists Jeremy Scahill, right, and Glenn Greenwald wait for the beginning of a panel following the screening of the "Dirty Wars" documentary at the Rio Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Greenwald, who has thousands of leaked National Security Archive documents, participated in a panel with Scahill following the screening of the documentary "Dirty Wars" based on his book by the same name about covert operations. (Credit: AP)

Scahill is the author of "Dirty Wars," about the assassinations program.

He said their joint project focuses "how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role on the U.S. assassination program," but didn't provide many other details.

Scahill and Greenwald were speaking Saturday to moviegoers in Rio, where the documentary based on "Dirty Wars" made its Latin American debut at the Rio Film Festival.

Here's the "Dirty Wars" trailer:

Featured image credit: AP

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