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Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community, 1947-1994, 2nd Edition
Congress Oversees the United States Intelligence Community, 1947-1994, 2nd Edition
By Frank J. Smist, Jr.
University of Tennessee Press, 1994, 393 pp
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The dates in the title are misleading: this book covers primarily 1975 to 1993. Still bearing the marks of its origin as a dissertation and relying extensively on quotations from several hundred interviews, the book is heavy on names and dates but rather thin on analysis. Nonetheless, it is a useful monograph. Particularly interesting is Smist's documentation of congressional overseers' indiscretions.