C.I.A.

C.I.A.

(Central Intelligence Agency) U.S. intelligence agency. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 492]
See: Spying
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As dogs can (https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2015-featured-story-archive/cia-top-10-dog-training-tips.html) detect about 19,000 explosive scents, the C.I.A.'s prospective bomb sniffer K9s generally face a six-week, including a seven-days-a-week training course, in which they are taught to identify threats.
In a secret deal, the C.I.A. had agreed to kill him in exchange for access to airspace it had long sought so it could use drones to hunt down its own enemies.
In Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere the C.I.A. has used drones to kill thousands of people -- including several Americans.
The leader of the Islamic militant group HIzbullah says it had captured three spies, two of whom were recruited by the C.I.A. to work for Israel.
As the cloak-and-dagger drama was playing out in Islamabad, 100 miles to the west the C.I.A. was expanding its covert war using armed drones against militants.
Washington, Jan.1 (ANI): The US Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) is reported to be expanding its role in Afghanistan, and also playing a greater role in quasi-military operations elsewhere.
Bush announced that he had vetoed the 2008 intelligence budget because it contains a clause barring the C.I.A. from torturing prisoners.
Vince Cannistraro, who headed the C.I.A.'s Counterterrorist Center in the early 1990s, told me, "My view is that Laurie has an obsession with Iraq and trying to link Saddam to global terrorism.
"C.I.A. Report Concludes Agency Knew Nothing of Drug Dealers' Ties to Rebels," The New York Times announced.
He had just learned something stunning: A C.I.A. surveillance team in Mexico City had photographed Oswald at the Cuban consulate in early October, an indication that the agency might be able to quickly uncover the suspect's background.
IN MORE BITTER FRUIT FROM THE C.I.A., THIS TIME IN DOCUMENT RELEASED TO A HONDURAN OFFICIAL, WE LEARN OF U.S.
According to one former top C.I.A. officer, instead of simply providing security for C.I.A.