INTELLIGENCE REFORM

1990s

Commission on Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community 

Included here:

1. Commission Established

2. Members Named

3. Les Aspin Comments

4. Table of Contents of Commission Report

5. Commission Report

6. Reportage on Commission Report

 

1. Commission Established

Palmer, Elizabeth A. "Congress Creates Commission to Study CIA's Performance." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 1 Oct. 1994, 2824.

World Intelligence Review. Editors. "Commission to Study Post-Cold War Intelligence Needs." 13, no. 5 (1994): 4.

2. Members Named

3. Les Aspin Comments

Les Aspin, former Member of Congress and Secretary of Defense, was named by the President to head this Commission. Upon his death, Harold Brown assumed the Chairmanship.

[Aspin, Les.] "Aspin Outlines Role of Intelligence Commission." National Security Law Report 17, no. 2-3 (Feb.-Mar. 1995): 1, 4-6.

4. Table of Contents of Commission Report

5. Commission Report

Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community. Preparing for the 21st Century: An Appraisal of U.S. Intelligence. Washington, DC: GPO, 1996. [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-INTELLIGENCE/content-detail.html]

The report is available, together with the testimony of Bobby Inman, Frank Carlucci, James Lilly, Joe Nye, William Barr, Richard Haass, and Herman Cohen, at the Federation of American Scientists' Web site: http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs.html.

Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community. "Findings and Conclusions." American Intelligence Journal 16, no. 2/3 (Autumn-Winter 1995): 11-17.

Also included here is the text of "Chapter 9: The Need to 'Right-Size' and Rebuild the Community" and of "Chapter 13: The Cost of Intelligence."

6. Reportage on Commission Report

7. President's Statement, 23 April 1996

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