US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy: From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

by Russell A. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 041577876X

ISBN-13: 9780415778763

Pub. Date: 02/10/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (‘Church Committee’) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current ‘war on terror’.

This report remains the most thorough public record of America’s intelligence services, and many of the legal boundaries

Overview

This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (‘Church Committee’) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current ‘war on terror’.

This report remains the most thorough public record of America’s intelligence services, and many of the legal boundaries operating on US intelligence agencies today are the direct result of reforms proposed by the Church Committee, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The Church Committee also drew attention to the importance of constitutional government as a Congressional body overseeing the activities of the Executive branch. Placing the legacy of the Church Committee in the context of the contemporary debate over US national security and democratic governance, the book brings together contributions from distinguished policy leaders and scholars of law, intelligence and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415778763
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Series:
Studies in Intelligence Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction – National Security and Constitutional Government – The Legacy of the Church Committee Russell A. Miller Part 1: The Church Committee and Its Relevance Today 1. Liberty and Security – Reflecting on the Church Committee Gary Hart 2. The Church Committee: Thirty Years Ago and Today Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr. 3. From Ostriches to Guardians: Intelligence Oversight Roles in the Aftermath of the Church Committee Investigation Loch K. Johnson 4. The Church Committee: Its History and its Relevance LeRoy Ashby 5. Idaho Voices: How the Church Committee Played with Church’s Constituents Kathy Aiken Part 2: Contemporary Issues of Democracy and National Security 6. Return of the Imperial Presidency David Adler 7. Domestic Surveillance for International Terrorists: Presidential Power and Fourth Amendment Limits Richard Henry Seamon 8. Free Association and Surveillance: The Implications of US Anti-Terrorism Policy Elizabeth Brandt 9. Prosecution Under the Material Support to Terrorism Statutes: Time to Fix What’s Broken Alan Williams 10. Militant Democracy and the War on Terror Russell Miller 11. Mandating Judicial Deference to Executive Expertise: Using the Mosaic Theory to Authorize Continued Enforcement of National Security Letter Gag Orders Michael Greenlee

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