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Central Intelligence Agency   /sˈɛntrəl ɪntˈɛlədʒəns ˈeɪdʒənsi/   Listen
Central Intelligence Agency

An independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council.  Synonym: CIA.

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Words linked to "Central Intelligence Agency" :   independent agency, Intelligence Community, United States intelligence agency, CTC, National Intelligence Community, Nonproliferation Center, NPC, United States Intelligence Community, ic, Counterterrorist Center

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