Congressional Oversight Manual, and More from CRS
The Congressional Research Service has just updated its Congressional Oversight Manual, which details the considerable legal authorities, legislative instruments and investigative tools for conducting oversight that members of Congress and congressional committees have at their disposal. See “Congressional Oversight Manual” (pdf), May 19, 2011.
Other new or newly updated CRS reports of interest include the following (all pdf):
“Building the Capacity of Partner States Through Security Force Assistance,” May 5, 2011.
“Department of Defense Trends in Overseas Contract Obligations,” May 16, 2011.
“Department of Defense Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Background and Analysis,” May 13, 2011.
“The Department of Defense’s Use of Private Security Contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq: Background, Analysis, and Options for Congress,” May 13, 2011.
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