TITLE

Sed Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes: The CIA's Office of General Counsel?

AUTHOR(S)
Radsan, A. John
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Journal of National Security Law & Policy;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Office of General Counsel (OGC), its lawyers, and their role in ensuring the Agency's compliance with the law. The CIA is the official guardian against external threats for the U.S. However, it is stated that after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S., there has been perception that the CIA is ineffective against threats from states such as Iran, Libya, and North Korea, and terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and Hezbollah. It is stated that CIA's lawyers can provide vigilant oversight, and can guard against the intelligence agency's undesirable practices.
ACCESSION #
42512847

 

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