Intelligence Estimates: How Useful to Congress?

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National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) are often of considerable interest to many Members of Congress. NIEs address issues of major national security importance which may require congressional action. However, NIEs have occasionally proved unreliable because they were based on insufficient evidence or contained faulty analysis. This report explores this issue and discusses the NIE process and its relevance to congressional policymaking.

Creator(s): Best, Jr., Richard A.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 24, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Best, Jr., Richard A.

Specialist in National Defense

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 24, 2010
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National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) are often of considerable interest to many Members of Congress. NIEs address issues of major national security importance which may require congressional action. However, NIEs have occasionally proved unreliable because they were based on insufficient evidence or contained faulty analysis. This report explores this issue and discusses the NIE process and its relevance to congressional policymaking.

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14 pages.

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