The Intelligence Community is a cooperative federation of sixteen separate United States government

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The Intelligence Community is a cooperative federation of sixteen separate United States government agencies that worked separately and together on matters of foreign relations and national security. One of these agencies is the Central Intelligence Agency which is to collect, analyze, evaluate, disseminate foreign intelligence to assist the President and senior US government policymakers in making decisions relating to national security. Therefore this paper will discuss Central Intelligence Agency history and the role it plays in combating acts of terrorism. CIA is undercover agency that is independent source of foreign intelligence information. However it is one of the most publicized agencies in the country since the information about…show more content…
This act created the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Director of National Intelligence that would assume the roles that was fulfilled by director and deputy director of the CIA. Before 9/11 attacks the agency including CIA was not communicating with other agencies, but after the attack they began to rearrange their systems and share their information with other agencies. They began to realize the threats of terrorism could be avoided if they shared they information with other agencies. After the attacks, Bush administration gave the CIA more authority. One can say in combating acts of terrorism the CIA collects, analyze, and disseminate intelligence on foreign terrorist groups and individuals. They worked and shared their information with others governments to combine all the information to catch these terrorist. Besides the CIA contributed in the Afghanistan war to gain access to Taliban and Al-Qaeda troops. Todays Cia is made up four components National Clandestine Service, Director of Intelligence, Director of Science & Technology, and the Directorate support that carries (www.cia.gov). The National Clandestine Service collects foreign intelligence from sources. The Director of Science & Technology monitors foreign print and broadcast media and provides technical support. The Directorate support provides support that is critical to the Agency's intelligence mission. The

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