WarPod Ep #5 : Covert Action and Accountability 15 August 2019 Abigail Watson and Liam Walpole are joined by Dr. Jamie Gaskarth from the University of Birmingham to discuss the accountability of the more secretive elements of the UK security services such as intelligence agencies and special forces. Related research Britain’s Shadow Army: Policy Options for External Oversight of UK Special Forces UK Special Forces: Accountability in Shadow War The True Cost of Special Forces? The Cost of Intelligence Sharing and the Value of Transparency Defining Remote Warfare: Intelligence Sharing after 9/11 Jamie Gaskarth's upcoming book Secret and Spies UK Intelligence Accountability after Iraq and Snowden will be released in February 2020 and is available for pre-order here. Image credit: Matt Hecht/Flickr. Music by Bensound About the discussants Liam Walpole is a Senior Policy Officer at the Remote Warfare Programme. Abigail Watson is Senior Research Officer at the Remote Warfare Programme. Jamie Gaskarth is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham.