The Intelligence Community

  • Lawrence Freedman


The intelligence community is composed of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the intelligence branches of the State Department, the three military services and those of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Treasury Department. The current US intelligence effort provides employment for more than 150,000 personnel and costs annually some $6 billion.


Intelligence Agency Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Community National Security Agency Military Intelligence 


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© Lawrence David Freedman 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Freedman
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  1. 1.Royal Institute of International AffairsUK

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