- Central Intelligence Agency: the U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities outside the United States.
Origin of Cia.
From the Spanish word Compañía
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Examples from the Web for cia
Not actual CIA agents, but U.S. government personnel who have worked very closely with the CIA, and who are fans of the show.
They say it's frightening how the real CIA is perceived to be as clueless as Archer Co.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.
Why would the CIA work to overthrow the Ukrainian government?
President Rhee resigned soon thereafter and was secreted out of the country to Hawaii by the American CIA.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
There were first the letters "cia," followed by the name "Ford."The Film of Fear
Official people have a lot of confidence in CIA; too much, in my estimation.One-Shot
James Benjamin Blish
The CIA man grunted as they went to the doorway and left the general's office.
The CIA man was familiar with the opening stages of the war.
The chief town, called Cia, has not less than eight markets.America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.
Benjamin Franklin Bowen
- Central Intelligence Agency; a federal US bureau created in 1947 to coordinate and conduct espionage and intelligence activities
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Word Origin and History for cia
U.S. civilian espionage agency, initialism of Central Intelligence Agency, founded 1947 as successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
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