Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Use of drones against terrorists has generated a lot of controversy, but we can all take comfort from the fact that the congressional intelligence committees are regularly informed of each CIA strike and have an opportunity to raise questions and criticisms. The Los Angeles Times reports hat there are regular reviews, including videos of strikes and the intelligence used to justify them. One senior staffer is quoted as saying he wasn't aware of anything "inappropriate." Remember, too, that while many parts of Congress are mired in trench warfare partisanship, the intelligence oversight committees have been largely free of that.