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NSAer Investigates Computers Seized in Raids in Iraq

This 4 August 2005 post from the NSA’s internal newsletter SIDToday gives an account of an analyst who volunteered with the Iraq Survey Group only to find that, rather than looking for evidence of crimes, a large amount of work involved locating pornography on seized devices, which was then used to pressure detainees: see the Intercept article NSA Used Porn to “Break Down Detainees” in Iraq — and Other Revelations From 297 Snowden Documents, 1 March 2018.

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