US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

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This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (a€˜Church Committeea€™) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current a€˜war on terrora€™. This report remains the most thorough public record of Americaa€™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.He notes that President Lincoln waited several months after Congress returned from recess to seek legislation ... See generally Orin S. Kerr, A Usera#39;s Guide to the Stored Communications Act, and a Legislatora#39;s Guide to Amending It, 72 Georgeanbsp;...

Title:US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy
Author: Russell A. Miller
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-08-18

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