Название: Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency
Автор: W. Thomas Smith
Издательство: Facts On File, Inc
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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is arguably one of the most fascinating, yet least understood, intelligence-gathering and covert-action organizations in the world. The mere mention of "CIA" evokes images of foreign-based spies maneuvering in a shadowy "cloak and dagger" world, or, perhaps, small teams of parachuting commandos operating in some remote region of Latin America, Africa, or Southeast Asia.
In its brief history, the CIA has been all of that. But it is much more. As the federal government's incarnation of the world's second-oldest profession, the CIA employs tens of thousands of workers, with only a fraction serving at the agency's clandestine "tip of the spear." Those numbers, like much of the CIA's inner workings, remain classified. But the Agency's reputation, stemming from its direct involvement in some of history's most important events, has earned those men and women who serve at the tip a place among the pantheon of great American heroes and heroines.