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Congress and the CIA (Intelligence and Counterintelligence by By (author) L. Britt Snider

By By (author) L. Britt Snider

This can be a research of the CIA's dating with Congress. It encompasses the interval from the construction of the corporation until eventually 2004 - the period of the DCIs. whilst Congress created a brand new place in December 2004 - the director of nationwide intelligence - to supersede the director of critical intelligence (DCI) as head of the USA Intelligence neighborhood, it inevitably replaced the dynamic among the CIA and the Congress. whereas the director of the employer might proceed to symbolize its pursuits on Capitol Hill, she or he might not converse because the head people intelligence. whereas 2008 is simply too early to evaluate how this variation will impact the Agency's courting with Congress, it truly is secure to claim it is going to by no means be fairly an identical.

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102 In fact, Stennis failed to get the amendment struck in committee and sought to head it off by inviting the Senate majority and minority leaders, who were also members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to participate in meetings of the CIA subcommittee. On the House side, HASC Chairman Mahon similarly offered to give the House Foreign Affairs Committee a role in overseeing intelligence activities affecting foreign policy. 103 Meanwhile, if the Hughes-Ryan Amendment were not enough for the barons to contend with, a Senate government operations subcommittee held two days of hearings in early December 1974 on various bills to strengthen congressional The Nature of the Relationship, 1946–76 31 oversight of the CIA and the Intelligence Community.

On the way back from his first hearing before the committee, Colby complained that he felt he was “sitting there with the handcuffs already put on me. ”116 There was also great consternation over Church’s characterization of the Agency as a “rogue elephant rampaging out of control” at the committee’s first public hearing117 as well as other of his actions that the Agency regarded as attempts to sensationalize the investigation to advance his own political ambitions. Church announced his candidacy for president half way through the investigation.

His dour, low-key style did not make it any easier for him, particularly when he had to testify at several contentious hearings in defense of the Agency’s analytical performance in predicting the riots in Bogota in 1948, the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949, and North Korea’s invasion of the South in 1950 (see chapter 7). He was prone to take offense at hostile questioning, however persuasive the case he had to make. In defending the Agency’s performance with regard to predicting the North Korean invasion, he also managed to bring the Truman administration into the line of fire, implying that it had failed to act on the Agency’s information.

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