Statement from Director John Brennan on Improving Leadership Diversity at CIA
The Korean War Controversy: An Intelligence Success or Failure?Featured Story Read More
The CIA became involved in its first “hot war” after North Korea launched an invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. Did the Agency warn US policymakers that North Korea would attack its southern neighbor, or was this a serious intelligence failure as many believe? The answer may surprise you.
Remembering CIA's Heroes: John W. WaltzFeatured Story Read More
John Waltz was a lifelong intelligence officer – first in the US Military and then with the CIA. A dedicated patriot, John quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Station Chief and the head of operations for the Agency’s Near East (NE) division. On June 6, 1965, John became ill and died from medical complications following emergency surgery while serving in the Middle East.
Remembering CIA's Heroes: William F. BuckleyFeatured Story Read More
William F. Buckley, a legendary Agency officer, died on June 3, 1985 after enduring 14 months in terrorist custody. Bill was abducted in Beirut, Lebanon, which set off one of the most grueling periods in the CIA’s history. His legacy of bravery and resolve has inspired Agency officers who have followed in his footsteps.
The World Factbook Update for June 26, 2015Read More
Can you name the seven Western Hemisphere countries – collectively referred to as Central America – that fall between Mexico to the north and Colombia to the south? Check your answer by going to the Regional and World Maps page > Political Central America map. Note that five of these countries border both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
CIA Artifact of the Week: “Silver Dollar” Hollow Container