|By Bob Weaver|
The National Security Agency is closing the Sugar Grove Navy Station in Pendleton County, established in the 1960 during the cold war.
It is closing at the end of September, 2015, and its last 200 individuals that have operated the spy center have been transferred to other locations.
While the facility was originally used to intercept all international communications entering the Eastern United States, according to documents released by Edward Snowden, it was altered to spy on the communications of American citizens.
It was first reported in 1982 by author James Bamford, who has written four books about the NSA, starting with "The Puzzle Palace" in 1982.
He has described the Navy-NSA operation at Sugar Grove as "the country's largest eavesdropping bug."
While American's civil libertarians are outraged by the broad violation of the Fourth Amendment, most citizens appear to accept the spying, motivated by fear in the cause of homeland security.
The buildings and land has been turned over to the State of West Virginia.
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