Secret and Intelligence Service Encyclopedia.Tome I of III
Secret and Intelligence Service Encyclopedia.Tome I of III. An intelligence agency is a governmental agency that is devoted to the information gathering (known in the context as "intelligence") for purposes of national security and defense. Means of information gathering may include espionage, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. The assembly and propagation of this information is known as intelligence analysis. Intelligence agencies can provide the following services for their national governments. Intelligence agencies are also involved in defensive activities such as counter-espionage or counter-terrorism. Some agencies are accused of being involved in assassination, arms sales, coups d'etat, and the placement of misinformation (propaganda) as well as other covert operations, in order to support their own or their governments' interests.
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