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.

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Cumming, Alfred July 7, 2009.

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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.

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12 pages.

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  • July 7, 2009

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Cumming, Alfred. Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress, report, July 7, 2009; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc26180/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.