Marcy Wheeler, one of America's premiere investigative journalists focusing on civil liberties, the military/intelligence and other national security issues is the author of the definitive book on the Scooter Libby trial: Anatomy of Deceipt. On EmptyWheel, she routinely breaks news on the intelligence and surveillance topics, and is very influential on these beats in the national press
Patrick Eddington is a former CIA officer, and former intelligence staffer to Rush Holt (D-NJ). His memoir Long Strange Journey covers his time as an intelligence officer.
We'll discuss the intelligence community's nature and effectiveness, with a particular focus on Congressional oversight of the intelligence services.