Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community
Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community

Ten years after 9/11, the least reformed part of America’s intelligence system is not the CIA or FBI but the US Congress. In Eyes on Spies, Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today’s environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congress—the institution, not the parties or personalities—showing how Congress has collectively and persistently tied its own hands in overseeing intelligence.

Copyright 2011.

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