When the Government Investigates Itself

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.


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.

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