Newlydeclassified cia histories show its involvement in every aspect of the indochina war. Most us national parks have been closed in response to the covid19 outbreak some outdoor spaces in certain parks, however, remain accessible to the public. Rizzo served in the office of general counsel at the central intelligence agency cia for 34 years. Discover the world with articles, fact sheets, maps and other resources that explore landscapes, peoples, places, and environments both near and far. January 2015 is the latest vector version available of this file. Council of ministers appointed by the president on the suggestion of the prime minister elections. World factbook geodatabase cross national data for gis and database applications for more info or to purchase, click here to access form. This is merely a fan page dedicated to the cia world fact book.
Sep 06, 2019 excia spy readies to publish book about undercover exploits without agency approval. Jun 19, 2017 in the early years after the cia was established, everything had to be started pretty much from scratch, invented on the fly, and adjusted later as needed. If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the url address below this line. I have used the cia world fact book for many years in its various versions and updates and would in principle give it a very high regard as a source of concise information on the various countries of the world all in one place. The factbook provides a two to threepage summary of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 266 u. Intelligence community ic, the cia reports to the director of national intelligence and is. The central intelligence agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the national security act by president harry s. Cia world factbook the best country factbook available.
Cia world factbook world the world factbook central. The world factbook, also known as the cia world factbook, is a reference resource produced. Cia the world factbook field listing government type. Visitors to the world factbook can safely tour dozens of famous us parks and sites and view hundreds of photos by visiting the united states entry and clicking on the view photos icon. The central intelligence agency cia is an independent us government agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior us policymakers. The information regarding mongolia on this page is republished from the 2020 world fact book of the united states central intelligence agency and other sources. Excia officer david priess dishes about presidents book. The world factbook, also known as the cia world factbook, is a reference resource produced by the central intelligence agency cia with almanacstyle information about the countries of the world. This spectacular view is the most detailed truecolor image of the entire earth to date. President jacques chirac since 17 may 1995 head of government. Central intelligence agency cia intervention in the internal affairs of the islamic republic of iran, from the 1953 mosaddeq coup to present. Nov 20, 2019 the central intelligence agency cia is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the u. The hoover commissions clark committee, set up in 1954 to study the structure and administration of the cia, reported to congress in 1955 that. Links are to the definitions and notes about each entry.
When the cia found out what mccoy was doing, one of its most senior executives, cord meyer, tried to get mccoys publisher to suppress the book. Excia spy readies to publish book about undercover. From 200102 and from 200409, he served as chief legal officer at the cia. Other companiessuch as skyhorse publishingalso print a paper edition. The cias vietnam histories national security archive. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of romania government 2015 information contained here. The central intelligence agency cia is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the u. Jul 11, 2018 introduction the primary mission of the central intelligence agency cia is to develop and disseminate intelligence, counterintelligence, and foreign intelligence information to assist the president and senior u. As one of the principal members of the united states intelligence community ic, the. Please bookmark this page add it to your favorites. Cia world fact book, 2004antarctica wikisource, the.
National anthems can be officially recognized as a national song by a countrys constitution or by an enacted law, or simply by tradition. The world factbook provides nationallevel information on countries, territories, and dependencies, but not subnational administrative units. However, in my humble opinion it is seriously mistitled. Excia officer david priess dishes about president s book of secrets. National security archive electronic briefing book no. Record group 263 18941993 bulk 194774 overview of records locations table of contents 263. The information regarding the united states on this page is republished from the 2020 world fact book of the united states central intelligence agency, the library of congress country studies, and other sources. Since project blue books end, the cia has admitted that more than half of the ufo reports the government received in the late 1950s and into the 60s were related to secret u2 and oxcart spy. The central intelligence agency is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior us policymakers.
The world factbook, prepared by the cia using information from a halfdozen cabinetlevel agencies, profiles basic intelligence on all areas of the world. Cia headquarters, langley, virginia aerial view of central intelligence agency cia headquarters, langley, virginia. The official print version is available from the government printing office. It is an impressive book that gives a great deal of information arranged by countries of the world. It should really have the title cia world factbook 2016. The state hfa factbook is the most comprehensive data source on this work. Data is in an esri file geodatabase and a commadelimited text file is included if you would like to.
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Indeed, prior to 1942 the country lacked any civilian. The cia collaborated with the last shah, mohammad reza pahlavi, to overthrow prime minister mohammed mossadeq and install general fazlollah zahedi. Excia spy readies to publish book about undercover exploits. The cia world factbook 2010 by central intelligence agency. The documents provided to richard nixon on chile, he said, can and should be released for the sanctity of the historical record. The world factbook also known as the cia world factbook is an annual publication of the central intelligence agency of the united states with almanacstyle information about the countries of the world. The october 2016 pdf contains a bitmap version, not vector. The central intelligence agency cia aims to summarize that information in just a few pages. The state hfa factbook is divided into the following sections.
The cia s mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts, counterintelligence threats, and the effects of environmental and natural disasters. Nov 22, 2016 this is called the cia world factbook 2017. How reliable and accurate is the cias the world factbook. The world factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Prime minister jeanpierre raffarin since 7 may 2002 cabinet. Nov 17, 2016 cia world fact book, 2004midway islands. The cias mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts. Intelligence community ic, the cia reports to the director of national intelligence. Nov 24, 2015 the cia world fact book 2016, is very interesting and informative. Cia world factbook the world factbook central intelligence. Many translated example sentences containing cia world factbook frenchenglish dictionary and search engine for french translations. Former cia deputy director explains why 2020 briefing book.
Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence humint. Cia world fact book, 2004antarctica wikisource, the free. The cias mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of. The act also created a director of central intelligence dci to serve as head of the united states intelligence community. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2015.
Administration and budget, private activity bond volume cap usage, mortgage revenue bonds, low income housing tax credit, multifamily bonds, and home investment partnerships. Created with this data, the nci budget fact book is an annual report that provides a range of information and data from the previous fiscal year. Cia world fact book, 2004midway islands wikisource, the. About nci budget fact book the national cancer institute nci office of budget and finance obf conducts financial analyses and develops financial data and information related to the nci budget. Feb 12, 2016 recently, salon spoke over the phone with gardner about the book and the national security state more generally. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of mongolia 2020 information contained here. These are the categories, fields, and subfields of information generally recorded for each country. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of the united states 2020 information contained here.
About history the world factbook central intelligence agency. Central intelligence agency cia, principal foreign intelligence and counterintelligence agency of the u. Nov 24, 2015 from afghanistan to zimbabwe, the cia world factbook 2016 offers complete and uptodate information on the worlds nations. We encourage students at home participating in online learning to use travel facts, as well as the world factbook, for their studies of geography and national. Mar 28, 2019 nprs ailsa chang speaks with john mclaughlin, former cia deputy director, about the briefing book he coauthored and distributed to all the candidates running for president in 2020. By country listing of the values for the national anthem field. Sep 09, 2016 the cia deserves credit for finally acknowledging that the pdbs can, in fact, be declassified without any harm to national security, kornbluh noted. Sep 06, 2018 in his 1972 book the politics in heroin in southeast asia, al mccoy detailed much of the cias drug network in vietnam and the golden triangle region of laos, burma and thailand. North korea is a source country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation.
Our conversation is below and has been edited for clarity and length. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about the 2009 cia world fact book should be addressed to the cia. Factbook world factbook geodatabase world geodatasets. Central intelligence agency author of the cia world fact. The primary mission of the central intelligence agency cia is to develop and disseminate intelligence, counterintelligence, and foreign intelligence information to assist the president and senior u. Oct 01, 2007 electronic briefing book declassifying the fact of satellite reconnaissance by jeffrey richelson. The 1990 cia world factbook library of congress classification. The directorate of plans now the directorate of operations had a bit of a head start, owi. The united states and its partners continue to face a growing number of global threats and challenges. For more on the agencys mission, visit our strategic intent. The united states was the last of the major powers to establish a civilian intelligence agency responsible for the collection of secret information for policy makers. Its creation in 1947 was intended to address problems of duplication, competition, and lack of coordination that had characterized previous u. The cia world factbook with global information on geography, people, governments, economies, communications, transportation, the military, and international issues.1580 785 1033 1075 1044 954 686 1556 1509 451 978 472 1031 1582 267 292 260 1241 553 918 908 512 611 304 1532 628 1122 657 357 212 586 593 1067 1049 223 663 328