Accession Number : AD1019365

Title :   A Grey Area: Congressional Oversight of the Middle Ground Between Title 10 and Title 50

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Curry,Michael D

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This thesis examines the divide between Title 10 and Title 50 from a congressional oversight perspective. Beginning by explaining the origins of modern intelligence committee oversight and the legal framework supporting it the author sets up two case study relationships. The first case study explores the complex relationship between the military's Special Operations Command and the Central Intelligence Agency. The second surveys the developing relationship between the National Security Agency and Cyber Command. After breaking down these interactions in detail the final chapter considers changes in the contemporary strategic environment and identifies challenges threats today, and our responses to them, pose to oversight. Finally the author recommends changes to oversight to ensure that operations that straddle the Title 10/50 divide are reviewed, authorized, and executed appropriately.

Descriptors :   Congress , federal law , intelligence community (united states) , military organizations , military operations

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE