Accession Number:

ADA409306

Title:

Intelligence Oversight Revisited: Does CONUS Base Security Require a Change?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This paper examined the changes in the terrorist threat in the United States US and questioned if these changes warrant a revision of intelligence oversight IO limitations on military counterintelligence CI agencies in order to provide greater security for military bases. The paper demonstrated that the terrorist threat in the United States increased. Using the Department of Defense DoD methodology to assess terrorist threat level and applying publicly available information, the terrorist threat in the US should be assessed as Medium. Most terrorism experts agree there will be a terrorist attack in the US in the future. Even taking into account the objections of the General Accounting Office, most experts agree that a terrorist group will employ weapons of mass destruction, probably in the US and possibly against the military. These two assumptions demonstrated that the risks of failing to prevent a terrorist attack are greater than ever.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE