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Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency
Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States, tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT)
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IMINT
Imagery intelligence
Imagery intelligence
(IMINT) is an intelligence gathering discipline which collects information via satellite and aerial photography. As a means of collecting intelligence, IMINT is a subset of intelligence collection management, which, in turn, is a subset of intelligence cycle management. IMINT is especially complemented by non-imaging MASINT
MASINT
electro-optical and radar sensors.Contents1 History1.1 Origins 1.2 Post war spyplanes 1.3 Use of satellites2 Aircraft 3 Satellite 4 See also 5 Notes 6 Further reading 7 External linksHistory[edit] Origins[edit] Main article: aerial reconnaissanceSidney Cotton's Lockheed 12A, in which he made a high-speed reconnaissance flight in 1940.Although aerial photography was first used extensively in the First World War, it was only in the Second World War
Second World War
that specialized imagery intelligence operations were initiated
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Intelligence Reform And Terrorism Prevention Act
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
of 2004 (IRTPA) is a 235-page Act of Congress, signed by President George W. Bush, that broadly affects United States
United States
federal terrorism laws. The act comprises several separate titles with varying subject issues. It was enacted in response to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.Contents1 History 2 Overview 3 Organization3.1 Title I: National Security Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 3.2 Title II: Federal Bureau of Investigation 3.3 Title III: Security clearances 3.4 Title IV: Transportation security 3.5 Title V: Border protection, immigration, and visa matters 3.6 Title VI: Terrorism prevention 3.7 Title VII: 9/11 Commission Implementation Act of 2004 3.8 Title VIII: Other matters4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] S. 2845 was introduced by U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins of Maine
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United States Air Force
Department of Defense Department of the Air ForceHeadquarters The Pentagon Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.Motto(s) "Aim High ... Fly-Fight-Win"[7] "Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do"[8]Colors Ultramarine
Ultramarine
blue, Golden yellow[9]          March The U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force
 Play (help·info)Anniversaries 18 SeptemberEngagementsSee listMexican Expedition (As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps) World War I
World War I
(As Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps
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Unified Combatant Command
A unified combatant command (UCC) is a United States
United States
Department of Defense command that is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission.[1] These commands are established to provide effective command and control of U.S. military forces, regardless of branch of service, in peace and war.[2] They are organized either on a geographical basis (known as "area of responsibility", AOR) or on a functional basis, such as special operations, power projection, or transport. UCCs are "joint" commands with specific badges denoting their affiliation. The creation and organization of the unified combatant commands is legally mandated in Title 10, U.S. Code
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U.S. Military
A military is a force authorized to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. It typically consists of an Army, Navy, Air Force, and in certain countries the Marines
Marines
and Coast Guard. The task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state. The military may also have additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within a society, including, the promotion of a political agenda, protecting corporate economic interests, internal population control, construction, emergency services, social ceremonies, and guarding important areas. The military may also function as a discrete subculture within a larger civil society, through the development of separate infrastructures, which may include housing, schools, utilities, logistics, health and medical, law, food production, finance and banking
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White House
The White House
White House
is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams
John Adams
in 1800. The term is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban[2] in the neoclassical style. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone
Aquia Creek sandstone
painted white
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Senate Confirmation
Advice and consent is an English phrase frequently used in enacting formulae of bills and in other legal or constitutional contexts
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Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
Counterintelligence
refers to information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations or persons or international terrorist activities, sometimes including personnel, physical, document
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Nonproliferation
Nuclear proliferation
Nuclear proliferation
is the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as "Nuclear Weapon States" by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT. Proliferation has been opposed by many nations with and without nuclear weapons, the governments of which fear that more countries with nuclear weapons may increase the possibility of nuclear warfare (up to and including the so-called "countervalue" targeting of civilians with nuclear weapons), de-stabilize international or regional relations, or infringe upon the national sovereignty of states. Four countries besides the five recognized Nuclear Weapons States have acquired, or are presumed to have acquired, nuclear weapons: India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel
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Paramilitary
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.[1]Contents1 Legality 2 Types2.1 Examples of paramilitary units3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksLegality[edit] Under the law of war, a state may incorporate a paramilitary organization or armed agency (such as a national police, a private volunteer militia) into its combatant armed forces. The other parties to a conflict have to be notified thereof.[2] Though a paramilitary is not a military force, it is usually equivalent to a military's light infantry force in terms of intensity, firepower, and organizational structure
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The Washington Post
The Washington Post
Washington Post
(sometimes abbreviated as WaPo) is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C., with a particular emphasis on national politics and the federal government. It has the largest circulation in the Washington metropolitan area. Its slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" began appearing on its masthead in 2017.[6] Daily broadsheet editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in 2008, second only to The New York Times's seven awards in 2002 for the highest number ever awarded to a single newspaper in one year.[7] Post journalists have also received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House
White House
News Photographers Association awards
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South Asia
South
South
Asia
Asia
or Southern Asia
Asia
(also known as Indian subcontinent) is a term used to represent the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC
SAARC
countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as Nepal
Nepal
and all parts of India
India
situated south of the Himalayas
Himalayas
and the Hindu
Hindu
Kush
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Military Intelligence
Military intelligence
Military intelligence
is a military discipline that uses information collection and analysis approaches to provide guidance and direction to assist commanders in their decisions. This aim is achieved by providing an assessment of data from a range of sources, directed towards the commanders' mission requirements or responding to questions as part of operational or campaign planning
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Counterterrorism
Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
(also spelled counterterrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism. Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
strategies include attempts to counter financing of terrorism. If terrorism is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ counter-insurgency measures
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Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
(also spelled counterterrorism) incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism. Counter-terrorism
Counter-terrorism
strategies include attempts to counter financing of terrorism. If terrorism is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ counter-insurgency measures
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