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National intelligence agency of the United States

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Central Intelligence Agency: National intelligence agency of the United States
The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, officially tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the United States Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet of the United States.

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The Thai street cooks who get to protests first [Video]

The Thai street cooks who get to protests first

Thai street food sellers have earned the nickname "CIA" for the intelligence that helps them reach protests not only before police, but before many protesters too. Francis Maguire reports.

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Former CIA Head John Brennan: Trump's Presidency Has Given Russia Everything It's Wanted [Video]

Former CIA Head John Brennan: Trump's Presidency Has Given Russia Everything It's Wanted

Former CIA director John Brennan had a fraught relationship with US President Donald Trump, and now he remains one of Trump's sharpest critics. In his new memoir, 'Undaunted, Brennan told Business..

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Two charity staff in Iran convicted of spying for CIA, jailed: Iran's judiciary

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Iran says it arrested eight with CIA links during unrest

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