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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent civilian intelligence agency of the United States with the responsibility for providing national security intelligence assessment.
The CIA succeeded the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), formed September 18, 1947 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to coordinate espionage activities against the Axis Powers.

Central Intelligence Agency - Wikipedia

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United .... When the CIA was created, its purpose was to create a clearinghouse for foreign policy intelligenc...

History of the CIA — Central Intelligence Agency

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Apr 15, 2007 ... The result was the formation of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in June 1942. The mandate of the OSS was to collect and analyze ...

CIA Celebrates 60 Years — Central Intelligence Agency

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Sep 26, 2007 ... The CIA was established in 1947 when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act. The act charged the CIA with coordinating ...

The True -- and Shocking -- History of the CIA | Alternet

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Jul 27, 2007 ... Thirty years ago, in a futile attempt to provide some check on endemic misbehavior by the CIA, the administration of Gerald Ford created the ...

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Mar 4, 2015 ... The CIA succeeded the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), formed during World War II to coordinate secret espionage activities against the Axis ...

National Security Act of 1947 - Office of the Historian

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The act created many of the institutions that Presidents found useful when ... The act also established the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which grew out of ...

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) | United States government ...

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Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), principal foreign intelligence and counterintelligence agency of the U.S. government. Formally created in 1947, the CIA grew ...

Birth of the Central Intelligence Agency / CIA - Cold War Museum

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Eventually Harry S. Truman created the Central Intelligence Group and the National ... During the Cold War the CIA played the biggest role in counter- espionage ...

CIA - Encyclopedia.com

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an independent government organization, founded under the National Security Act of 1947. The agency is a leader ...