One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural intelligence agencies
A government department involved in the gathering of military or political information, especially in the interests of national security.‘British intelligence agencies have been working around the clock to identify the man’
- ‘U.S. anti-terrorism laws compel any company located there to give intelligence agencies access to customer data if they ask for it.’
- ‘The NGA serves as a military support agency under the Department of Defense and as an intelligence agency.’
- ‘He also said, while in London, that he met with the British Intelligence Agency, M-16.’
- ‘There is disagreement among intelligence agencies about whether the country already has nuclear armed missiles.’
- ‘He is considered by Western intelligence agencies as the most dangerous active terrorist today.’
- ‘Russia's main intelligence agency said it had found no evidence of terrorism in initial investigations at the crash sites.’
- ‘There is a concern that the intelligence agencies were inefficient and obviously unable to predict when the attacks were going to occur.’
- ‘She has pledged to assist intelligence agencies of foreign governments in bringing the perpetrators to justice.’
- ‘The police and intelligence agencies are under great pressure to show that they are doing something about the terrorism.’
- ‘The report from the station chief reached intelligence agencies in Washington the next day, intelligence officials said.’
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