Conclusions: Lessons for the United States
|•||Most of the countries have seen explicit value in placing domestic intelligence-gathering activities in agencies that have no law enforcement powers of arrest or detention. This separation facilitates intelligence-gathering efforts but poses challenges when prosecuting individuals for terrorism-related offenses is necessary.|
|•||Most of the nations with domestic intelligence agencies have a system of external oversight, often by multiple bodies, that, in principle, acts as a check on the agencies’ potential power.|
1 This discussion was crafted from the contributions made by each listed author. Author names are presented in alphabetical order.