The Domestic Politics of Irrational Intelligence Oversight

Author
Amy B. Zegart
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
126
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
Spring 2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
AMY B. ZEGART examines the roots of weak congressional intelligence oversight and challenges the view that ineffectual oversight stems from executive branch secrecy. Instead, she finds that Congress has tied its own hands by failing to consolidate its budgetary power or to develop robust expertise in intelligence.
Topic
Politics