The World Factbook 2001

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United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Brassey's, 2001 - History - 676 pages
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The World Factbook: 2001 is a highly acclaimed source of important unclassified CIA data covering all the nations of the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Each country's geography, people, government, economy, communications, and military is detailed in an easy-to-read format. With maps of each country and handy appendices on the United Nations system and international organizations, this reference book belongs on everyone's bookshelf.

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. The CIA is separated into four basic components: the National Clandestine Service, the Directorate of Intelligence, the Directorate of Science & Technology, and the Directorate of Support. They carry out the intelligence cycle, the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US governmental officials. They are located in Langley, Virginia.

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