Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions

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This report discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) various counter-terrorist intelligence activities, whether or not they constitute classification as "covert action," and the challenge of clarifying the roles and responsibilities of various intelligence activities with regard to clandestine activities. It also examines the statutory procedures governing covert action and associated questions to consider.

Creator(s): Cumming, Alfred
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 6, 2011
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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: April 6, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) various counter-terrorist intelligence activities, whether or not they constitute classification as "covert action," and the challenge of clarifying the roles and responsibilities of various intelligence activities with regard to clandestine activities. It also examines the statutory procedures governing covert action and associated questions to consider.

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13 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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