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When the Government Investigates Itself

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When the Government Investigates Itself

When the Government Investigates Itself

When the Government Investigates Itself

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Almost 200 years ago, Congress created an inspector general to investigate fraud in the Army. It didn't work very well then. What about now? From intelligence failures to prison-abuse scandals, NPR's Neal Conan leads a discussion on what happens when the government tries to investigate itself.

Guests:

Paul Light
* Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
* Professor of Public Service at New York University

Ret. Sen. Warren Rudman (R-NH)
* Served as Vice Chairman of Iran Contra Committee
* Served as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee

Ret. Rear Adm. John Hutson
* Former Judge Advocate General for the Navy
* 28-year career in Navy; retired in 2000
* Dean of the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H.