World wide influential intelligence organizations
Top Intelligence Agencies Of The World: Intelligence is the key to victory, the knowledge about the enemy and his vitals and the effectiveness of such information makes the difference. Intelligence gathering has been on for centuries and the way of collecting them has changed over the years.
1. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the U.S. Government, tasked with gathering, processing and analysing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). They provide intelligence to the president in order to make him take important decisions regarding wars and matter of national security The CIA has its own university to train agents to infiltrate, gather information etc. It is said that some agents are even picked at high schools. The training is very unique such that the agents can defeat a polygraphic test too.
COUNTRY: United states of America
IN ACTION SINCE: 1947
HEADQUARTERS: langley, Virginia
MAJOR OPS: assassination of Osama bin laden, cold war, fall of USSR, recent times IRAQ war, Afghan war, Syria war
2. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
3. United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
The United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) is the country’s foreign intelligence and security service. It is responsible for collecting and analysing intelligence from around the world in order to identify and neutralise threats to the UK’s national security. MI6 works in close cooperation with other intelligence agencies and government departments, including the Secret Intelligence Service (MI5), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS). It also works with international partners such as the CIA and Mossad. MI6 is overseen by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which is part of the Cabinet Office.
The United Kingdom’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) is the UK’s foreign intelligence agency responsible for providing intelligence to the British government. It works with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and provides intelligence to help inform FCO decision-making. MI6 is headquartered in London and employs staff from across the UK. It is tasked with collecting secret information from around the world and providing advice and analysis to the UK government on matters of national security. It is also responsible for carrying out covert operations and protecting the UK from threats abroad.
4. Federal Security Service (FSB)
The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation is the principal security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the Soviet Union’s KGB; its immediate predecessor was the Federal Counterintelligence Service which was reorganized into the FSB in 1995.
Founded: April 3, 1995
5. MOSSAD (Israel)
The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, popularly known as Mossad, is the national intelligence agency of the State of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman and Shin Bet.
Founded: December 13, 1949
6. Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) (France)
The Directorate-General for External Security (French: Direction générale de la Sécurité extérieure, DGSE) is France‘s foreign intelligence agency, equivalent to the British MI6 and the American CIA, established on 2 April 1982. The DGSE safeguards French national security through intelligence gathering and conducting paramilitary and counterintelligence operations abroad, as well as economic espionage. It is headquartered in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.
The DGSE operates under the direction of the French Ministry of Armed Forces and works alongside its domestic counterpart, the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security). As with most other intelligence agencies, details of its operations and organization are highly classified and not made public.
The DGSE follows a system which it refers to as LEDA. L for loyalty (loyauté), E for expectations (exigence), D for discretion (discrétion) and A for adaptation (adaptabilité). These are essential components of activities related to ethics and the management of intelligence work and in collaboration with agents, authorities and partners.
|Formed||2 April 1982; 41 years ago|
|Preceding agency||External Documentation and Counter-Espionage Service|
|Jurisdiction||Government of France|
|Headquarters||141 Boulevard Mortier, Paris XX, France|
|Annual budget||€880 Million (2021)|
|Minister responsible||Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces|
|Agency executive||Bernard Emié, Director|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Armed Forces|
7. Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) (India)
The Research and Analysis Wing is the foreign intelligence agency of India. The agency’s primary function is gathering foreign intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, advising Indian policymakers, and advancing India’s foreign strategic interests.
Founded: September 21, 1968
Annual budget: Classified
8. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) (China)
The People’s Liberation Army is the armed wing of the Chinese Communist Party and the principal military force of the People’s Republic of China. The PLA consists of five service branches: the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, and Strategic Support Force.
9. Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service is the foreign intelligence agency of Australia, tasked with the covert collection of information overseas through personal contacts and other means of human intelligence.
Founded: May 13, 1952
Annual budget: A$605.1 million (US$454.96 million) (2022–23)
10. Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) (Pakistan)
The Inter-Services Intelligence is the largest and best-known component of the Pakistani intelligence community. It is responsible for gathering, processing, and analyzing any information from around the world that is deemed relevant to Pakistan’s national security.
Annual budget: Classified
Employees: ~10,000 (2009)
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