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Interrogation: CIA Program

Congressional Control of Intelligence Programs (sometimes)

In the last ten days, an interesting controversy has bubbled up over congressional control of the drone program.  The quarrel, which has been both internal to the Senate and between the Congress and the Executive, raises some important issues regarding Congress’s ability to control controversial but classified programs (such as the current drone program and CIA's previous interrogation program).

The latest controversy became public when the Washington Post’s Greg Miller


NDAA Senate Debate Part 3: "hundreds and hundreds of hours of debate"

You can read the edited transcript from the Senate's debate yesterday on the detention provisions here. Previous coverage is available here and here. This includes debate on the Sessions amendment starting on page 4, the Feinstein amendments starting on page 11 and continuing throughout the transcript, and Sen

AUMF: Legislative Reaffirmation

"Please read the damn bill" (Senate debate on the NDAA)

Having now returned from my undisclosed location, here's a transcript of the Senate floor debate on the NDAA.

The Senate debated the bill on Thursday and Friday. This transcript, helpfully includes only those portions of the debate that relate specifically to the detention provisions. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin introduced as follows:



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