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Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817912864
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 134
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Amy Zegart is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an affiliated faculty member at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. She has been featured in the National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform.
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Table of Contents


List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: What Does Good Oversight Look Like, Anyway?
Chapter Three: Goldilocks and the Intelligence Oversight Literature
Chapter Four: Policemen, Firefighters, and Spooks: How Oversight Varies Across Policy Domains
(with Julie Quinn)
Chapter Five: Oversight Weapons Gone Weak: Expertise and Budgetary Authority
Chapter Six: Conclusion

About the Author
About the Hoover Institution’s Koret–Taube Task Force on National Security and Law
Index

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