Most Americans regard the intelligence community as vital to national security and its performance as increasingly effective. But the public does not have a good understanding of how intelligence agencies are supervised and how oversight is exercised.
Joshua Busby is a Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, nonresident fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Climate & Security.
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New polling aims to shed light on Americans’ perceptions of the intelligence community and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance their popular support.