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U.S. Congress. House. Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000. 106th Cong., 1st sess., 5 Nov. 1999.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1555.

[GenPostwar/Budgets]

U.S. Congress. House. To Reorganize the United States Intelligence Community, and for other purposes. 102d Cong., 2d Sess., H.R. 4165.

[Reform/90s/Boren&McCurdy]

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Intelligence Successes and Failures in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. 103d Cong., 1st Sess., August 1993. Supplement to Defense for a New Era: Lessons of the Persian Gulf War, published April 1992 by the House Armed Services Committee via Committee on Armed Services. [http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a338886.pdf]

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Special Subcommittee on the USS Pueblo. Inquiry into the USS Pueblo and EC-121 Plane Incidents. 91st Cong., 1st sess., Mar.-Apr. 1969. Washington, DC: GPO, 1969.

See also, Inquiry into the USS Pueblo and EC-121 Plane Incidents, Report No. 91-12, 91st Cong., 1st sess., 28 Jul. 1969 (Washington, DC: GPO, 1969).

[GenPostwar/60s/Pueblo]

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Government Information. "Exhibit III." Hearings, Government Information Plans and Policies, Part II. 88th Cong., 1st sess., 1963. Washington, DC: GPO, 1963.

This is a report to the President by Elmer Davis on the work of OWI. According to Winkler, "Bibliographic Essay," The Politics of Propaganda (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978), 200-201, "Davis discusses the numerous activities of his organization at home and abroad."

[WWII/PsyWar]

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. Hearings on American Aspects of the Richard Sorge Spy Case. 82d Cong., 1st sess., 1951. Washington, DC: GPO, 1951.

[Russia/WWII/Spies/Sorge]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Compilation of Intelligence Laws and Related Laws and Executive Orders of Interest to the National Intelligence Community. (As Amended through 25 Mar. 2003). Washington, DC: GPO, 2003.

This is an excellent collection of intelligence laws and regulations, which has been regularly updated and reissued by the committee. This is sometimes available directly from the HPSCI at no cost; otherwise, the latest reissue remains a good buy through the GPO. FAS has posted an electronic copy (2.6 mb PDF file) at: http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2003_rpt/laws2003.pdf.

[Overviews/Legal/Gen; RefMats/Guides]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Staff Study. IC21: The Intelligence Community in the 21st Century. Washington, DC: 9 Apr. 1996. [Available at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/intel/ic21/index.html]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. IC21: The Intelligence Community in the 21st Century: Summary. Washington, DC: 4 Mar. 1996.

Click for the official summary of the House report. See also [Larry Combest,] IC21: The Intelligence Community in the 21st Century. The Intelligence Community Act of 1996. Statement by Chairman Larry Combest, March 4, 1996 (Washington, DC: 1996).

[Reform/90s/96/HPSCI(Summary)]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Intelligence Support to Arms Control. Report together with Dissenting Views. House Rept. No. 100-450. 100th Cong., 1st sess., 1987. Committee print.

Lowenthal notes that the "two sets of views expressed in the report ... give a good feel for how larger political views can affect the perception of issues and the role played by intelligence."

[GenPostwar/Policy/80s & Issues/Prolif]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. NRO Headquarters Facility. Washington, DC: GPO, 1995.

[NRO/90s/95]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Subcommittee on Oversight. "The CIA & the Media." Hearings. Washington, DC: GPO, 1979.

The Aspin Hearings.

[CIA/Relations/Media]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. Report on Challenges and Recommendations for United States Overhead Architecture. House Report No. 110-914. Washington, DC: GPO, 3 Oct. 2008. [http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2008_rpt/hrpt110-914.html]

This is an indictment of the current status of the U.S. satellite program. The report avoids confronting the organizational mistakes that began in the mid-1990s and continued through Donald Rumsfeld's tenure as Defense Secretary, and therefore does not convince this reader that the root problems are understood. However, much of the report's rhetoric is on the mark. The "Executive Summary" states: "The United States is losing its preeminence in space. A once robust partnership between the U.S. Government and the American space industry has been weakened by years of demanding space programs, the exponential complexity of technology, and an inattention to acquisition discipline."

See reportage by Walter Pincus, "Tension May Feed Decline of U.S. Power in Space," Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2008, A19.

[Recon/Sats/00s]

U.S. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence. Recommendations of the Final Report of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. House Report No. 94-833. Washington, DC: GPO, 1976.

Clark comment: This is the report of the "Pike Committee." Because of disagreement over the Committee's insistence on including classified material that the White House wanted omitted, the formal report was never formally published. This is the Recommendations section of the Report. Six volumes of unclassified hearings were also published by the Committee. Pforzheimer notes that these hearings did "not have the depth or balance of the Senate Select Committee hearings.... However, they should receive the study of professional intelligence officers."

A bootlegged draft copy of the Report was carried in The Village Voice (New York) on 16 February 1976 ("The CIA Report the President Doesn't Want You to Read," pp. 69-92) and 23 February 1976 ("How Ford, Kissinger and the CIA Obstructed the House Probe," pp. 59-68). That version was subsequently published in the U.K. as CIA: The Pike Report (Nottingham: Spokesman Books, 1977).

[CIA/70s/Investigations]

U.S. Congress. House. Select Committee on Intelligence. Soviet Covert Action: The Forgery Offensive. 6 and 19 Feb. 1980. 96th Cong., 2d sess., 1963. Washington, DC: GPO, 1980.

[Russia/Disinfo&Decept]

U.S. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Subcommittee on Evaluation. Iran: Evaluation of U.S. Intelligence Performance Prior to November 1978. 96th Cong., 1st sess., 1979. Committee print. Washington, DC: GPO, 1979.

This report criticizes the NIE process generally, with specific focus on how that process dealt with the collapse of the Shah's regime.

[Analysis/Critiques; GenPostwar/70s/Iran]

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