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Presidential Commissions & National Security: The Politics of Damage Control
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It is a sad state of affairs where regular governmental channels, like Congress, cannot perform the type of detailed investigation and analysis these independent commissions do. But as a result of Congress' shortcomings, these commissions have become a necessary tool in finding answers, generating reform, and sometimes holding people accountable. The book focuses on the national security arena, but reliance on commissions extends to the domestic sphere as well, as this Politico article demonstrates well - [...]
Elected leaders she be embarrassed by the huge need for these commissions and the contents of the book. It is not scandalous in its findings and conclusions, but does reflect a sorry state of affairs.