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Synonyms for CIA

an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest

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The CIA never conducted a comprehensive analysis of the program's effectiveness.
The report claimed that the CIA went from "brutal" to "far worse" in its interrogation.
One of those fabrications included an assassination plot against former President Jimmy Carter, which CIA officials described as an "elaborate tale.
Among Marks' specific examples of church people working with the CIA were a Catholic bishop in Vietnam on the CIA payroll; Protestant missionaries in Bolivia regularly reporting to the CIA on "communists," unionists and farm cooperatives; and Belgian Jesuit Fr.
But the relationship between the former CIA director and the spy thriller writer went far deeper than raiding the novels for technological inspiration, Dr Christopher Moran, of the University of Warwick, found.
The CIA is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.
And in revealing the new details about what the CIA knew and when it knew, the report documents for the first time the extraordinary mendacity of the CIA's senior managers in seeking to hide the truth from Congress, senior cabinet officers and the public.
It also says multiple CIA detainees that did undergo the techniques fabricated information, which resulting in faulty intelligence.
Sources in the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill speculated that the CIA was worried that the scientists, not comfortable with the rigors of national security secrets, would be liable to reveal classified details about the workings of the supersecret spy apparatus.
On his return to the Pennsylvania State Police, the trooper became the supervisor of the CIA Unit, which at that time consisted of 25 officers.
While Assistant Inspector General James Ebbitt told a panel that his investigators found "no evidence of CIA involvement," the chairman of the House Subcommittee, Rep.
The Vintners Hall of Fame annual induction dinner will endow new scholarship programs for the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the CIA at Greystone.
CIA showdown, based on Feinstein's description Tuesday:
BEIRUT: The CIA refused to comment Tuesday on the validity of a report broadcast by Hezbollah's Al-Manar last week which claimed to reveal the names of the head of the CIA in Lebanon and his predecessor.
Led by US President Barack Obama and the CIA Director Leon E Panetta, the United States Thursday mourned the death of seven of its CIA officials in a suicide attack in the Afghan southeastern Khost province.