Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2018

632 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190682712

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Spy Watching

Intelligence Accountability in the United States

Loch K. Johnson

  • An authoritative overview of both America's intelligence agencies and Congress's intermittent efforts to reign them in through oversight
  • Emphasizes the media's crucial role in checking intelligence agencies' secret abuse of power
  • Features new interviews with U.S. spymasters, delving into their view on the tug-of-war between privacy and security
  • Draws on new oral histories from the staff of the Church Committee, which revolutionized intelligence accountability