Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress

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With Congress considering a possible change regarding sensitive covert action policy, this memorandum describes the statutory provision authorizing Gang of Eight notifications, reviews the legislative history of the provision, and examine both the impact of such notifications on congressional oversight as well as options that
Congress might consider to possibly improve oversight.

Creator(s): Cumming, Alfred
Creation Date: July 7, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Cumming, Alfred

Specialist in Intelligence and National Security

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: July 7, 2009
Description:

With Congress considering a possible change regarding sensitive covert action policy, this memorandum describes the statutory provision authorizing Gang of Eight notifications, reviews the legislative history of the provision, and examine both the impact of such notifications on congressional oversight as well as options that
Congress might consider to possibly improve oversight.

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12 pages.

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