party (trusted) members help to maintain the budget to elevate any conflict of interest. I feel that the correct system works, and I am personally satisfied with the process. However, the only argument I do have is in regard to an oversight committee having influence on the intelligence communities budget. I do see the importance of having a check/balance to ensure the IC budget does not get out of hand but in the same argument I am not sure if I trust congressional oversight being able to influence the budget with their lack of experience conducting covert actions. xxxxx Cohen, William S. "Congressional Oversight of Covert Actions." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 2, no. 2 (1988): 155-162. Cogan, Charles G. "Covert Action and Congressional Oversight: A Deontology." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 16, no. 2 (1993): 87-97. Hastedt, Glenn. "Investigative Oversight of the American Intelligence Community: Promise and Performance." Praeger Security International Online. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, Dec. 2012. Rosenbach, Eric B., Aki Peritz, and Hope LeBeau. “Confrontation Or Collaboration: Congress and the Intelligence Community." Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Harvard Kennedy School. 2009. 10-32
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