The Intelligence committee

Buckley Jr., Wm. F.
July 1976
National Review;7/9/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 25, p750
The article discusses a 1976 proposed law governing the activities of intelligence agencies in the U.S. The goal of the law is to bring under representative scrutiny what the intelligence agencies are doing. It would also examine amount of money spent by the intelligence agencies. However, it is critical to ask whether that scrutiny is to be exercised by a committee of legislators who can be counted upon to prefer the public safety to the satisfaction of their own political vanity. The author also asks whether that oversight committee will stop drastic covert actions of the kind that wins popular favor and professional criticism.


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