Review: Toward responsible oversight.
"What is needed most of all-as recent events have made clear-is a responsible, leakproof means of Congressional oversight." So proclaimed former Senator John Tower (R., Texas), after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Activities experienced another bout of frustration in its 1975 efforts to examine U.S. intelligence operations and behavior. That examination and frustration, implies Professor Loch K. Johnson, characterize congressional efforts to overcome the myriad constraints on contemporary lawmakers as they seek to supervise the executive. In the delicate areas of intelligence and national security, the problems are compounded.
|Main Author:||Johannes, John.|