Bibliographic Details

Uncertain shield : the U.S. intelligence system in the throes of reform / Richard A. Posner.

Author / Creator Posner, Richard A.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield ; Distributed by National Book Network, c2006.
Description xxi, 228 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series Hoover studies in politics, economics, and society
Subject Intelligence service -- United States.
Intelligence service -- Law and legislation -- United States.
National security -- United States.
National security -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Intelligence service.
Intelligence service -- Law and legislation.
National security.
National security -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Format E-Resource, Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780742551275 (cloth : alk. paper)
074255127X (cloth : alk. paper)
Notes "Published in cooperation with Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, California."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Abbreviations
  • Figures
  • Introduction
  • 1. How the Intelligence Reform Act Evolved from the 9/11 Commission's Report
  • 2. Critical Overkill: The Report of the Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • 3. The 2005 Reorganization of the U.S. Intelligence System
  • 4. The Crisis in Domestic Intelligence
  • 5. Forming a Security Intelligence Service
  • 6. Automation Woes
  • 7. Congress's Role in Intelligence I: The Issue of Presidential Prerogative
  • 8. Congress's Role in Intelligence II: Legislative Oversight
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index