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Old 04-05-2014, 11:19 PM   #115
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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government.. The CIA's headquarters is in Langley, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C.. Its employees operate from U.S. embassies and many other locations around the world..The only independent U.S. intelligence agency, it reports to the Director of National Intelligence..Several CIA activities have attracted criticism. They include nonconsensual human experiments, extraordinary rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques, targeted killings, assassinations and the funding and training of militants who would go on to kill civilians and non-combatants..The Central Intelligence Agency was created by Congress with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Its creation was inspired by the successes of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) of World War II, which was dissolved in October 1945 and its functions transferred to the State and War Departments. Eleven months earlier, in 1944, William J. Donovan, the OSS's creator, proposed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create a new organization directly supervised by the President: "which will procure intelligence both by overt and covert methods and will at the same time provide intelligence guidance, determine national intelligence objectives, and correlate the intelligence material collected by all government agencies."Under his plan, a powerful, centralized civilian agency would have coordinated all the intelligence services. He also proposed that this agency have authority to conduct "subversive operations abroad," but "no police or law enforcement functions, either at home or abroad."...

CIA established its first training facility, the Office of Training and Education, in 1950. Following the end of the Cold War, the CIA's training budget was slashed, which had a negative effect on employee retention..In response, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet established CIA University in 2002..CIA University holds between 200 and 300 courses each year, training both new hires and experienced intelligence officers, as well as CIA support staff..The facility works in partnership with the National Intelligence University, and includes the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, the Directorate of Intelligence's component of the university..The CIA acts as the primary US HUMINT and general analytic agency, under the Director of National Intelligence, who directs or coordinates the 16 (G.I. Jane)member organizations of the United States Intelligence Community. In addition, it obtains information from other U.S. government intelligence agencies, commercial information sources, and foreign intelligence services..The CIA Tibetan program consists of political plots, propaganda distribution, as well as paramilitary and intelligence gathering based on U.S. commitments made to the Dalai Lama in 1951 and 1956..Things came to a head in the mid-1970s, around the time of Watergate. A dominant feature of political life during that period were the attempts of Congress to assert oversight of the U.S. Presidency and the executive branch of the U.S. government. Revelations about past CIA activities, such as assassinations and attempted assassinations of foreign leaders and illegal domestic spying on U.S. citizens, provided the opportunities to increase Congressional oversight of U.S. intelligence operations.. In addition, President Gerald Ford created the Rockefeller Commission, and issued an Xecutive order prohibiting the assassination of foreign leaders..During the investigation, Schlesinger's successor as DCI, William Colby, testified before Congress on 32 occasions in 1975, including about the "Family Jewels"...
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January 1996, the CIA created an experimental "virtual station," the Bin Laden Issue Station, under the Counterterrorist Center, to track Bin Laden's developing activities. Al-Fadl, who defected to the CIA in spring 1996, began to provide the Station with a new image of the Al Qaeda leader: he was not only a terrorist financier, but a terrorist organizer, too. FBI Special Agent Dan Coleman (together with Jack Cloonan had been "seconded" to the Bin Laden Station) called him Qaeda's "Rosetta Stone"..Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004, making him the 2nd-longest-serving director in the agency's history—behind Allen Welsh Dulles—as well as one of the few DCIs to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties. He played a key role in overseeing the intelligence behind the Iraq War..In February 2008, he became a managing director at the secretive investment bank Allen & Company..T was then officially appointed Director on July 11, 1997, after a unanimous confirmation vote in the Senate. While the Director of Central Intelligence has been replaced by an incoming administration since Jimmy C replaced DCI..According to the Director of C Intelligence, Bob G, at least 20 nations from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America are involved in intelligence activities that are detrimental to our economic interests..Other accounts report that French intelligence units conduct 10 to 15 break-ins every day at large hotels in Paris to copy documents that belong to businessmen, journalists, and diplomats. According to other accounts, the French have been hiding listening devices on Air France flights in order to pick up useful economic information from business travelers.."Charles De Gaulle undertook covert operations in Quebec using nationalist and separatist movements in Quebec, under the rubric of "Assistance et Cooperation Technique" or "Operation AsCot"..Weeks 13 to 28 of the pregnancy are called the 2nd trimester..Most women feel more energized in this period, and begin to put on weight as the symptoms of morning sickness subside and eventually fade away,it is not until the 2nd trimester that movement of the fetus, often referred to as "quickening", can be felt...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeR3Ns2M-oI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Tenet
https://www.cia.gov/library/center-f...chapter_13.htm
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=603Sorry, old man, section 26, paragraph 5. Need-to-know. Sure you understand..We have an old saying too, Georgi..If G didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep, now don't you kids be too disappointed if your plans don't work out.. It's like a fellow I once knew in El Paso...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1154
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