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Central Intelligence Agency

  • By: Laura Lambert & Ann E. Robertson
  • In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Edited by: Gus Martin
  • Subject:Terrorism, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Security (general)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent agency of the United States government. It is responsible for amassing and assessing foreign intelligence to aid the president, the National Security Council (NSC), and other officials in making national security decisions. As ...

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