Is it ethical for the Director of the NSA to have this plan implemented?

Consider the case of the NSA at the time it was developing a plan to intercept shipments of routers and other networking hardware and install a back door without the knowledge of the manufacturer or the client. The purpose of the back door is to be able to unobtrusively monitor all activities that go through that piece of network equipment, solely in order to detect and prevent any potential terrorist activities.

 

Ethical Dilemma: Is it ethical for the Director of the NSA to have this plan implemented?

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