The Days of Derring-Don't

Kondracke, Morton
March 1979
New Republic;3/10/79, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p13
Analyzes various issues related to the efforts by the United States Congress and the administration of US President Jimmy Carter to establish a new congressional charter to govern US intelligence activities. Carter's plan to improve the quality of intelligence produced by intelligent communities; Questions on the legality and ethics of spying on Americans who have information needed by the government; Search for ways to ensure secrecy for US intelligence operations; Proposal by the Central Intelligence Agency to make it a crime to release classified information to unauthorized persons; Question on whether the US should engage in covert operations.


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