"The Committee feels it is important to enhance the public's confidence in U.S. Intelligence oversight through a comprehensive proves of Congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community's activities. Since so much of our work is conducted in secret, the job of reporting to the Senate and the nation is far more difficult than is the task of other oversight committees of the Congress. The Committee continued to increase its oversight activities during the 99th Congress, ending the year with the preliminary investigation into the Iran-Contra affair. These 47 hearings consumed 103 hours. The Committee then issued its unclassified report entitled 'Preliminary Investigation into the Sale of Arms to Iran and Possible Diversion of Funds to the Nicaraguan Resistance' during the 100th Congress. Two unclassified reports were also published during the 99th Congress. The first, dealing with counterintelligence, was entitled 'Meeting the Espionage Challenge'; the second covered the special events in the Philippines and was called 'Crisis in the Philippines'. The following pages go into some detail on the primary issues that came before the Committee during the two years of the 99th Congress."
S. Rept. 101-236; Senate Report 101-236
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