The United States Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, to insiders, simply the Agency. The tip of the spear, the face of the shield that protects America from those who seek to destroy her, from without, and sometimes from within. Since 1947 the men and women of the Agency have dedicated themselves to that mission, some even sacrificing their lives to it, others, their souls. Their motto: country and mission first! The landscape at home and abroad has changed tremendously in the past seventy years, now tribe has replaced community, fiction has replaced truth, and expediency has replaced honor, but at its core, the Agency remains the same, and so do those who serve. And if the D.C. powerbrokers and their lapdogs on Capitol Hill and in the White House think differently, they’re in for a world of PUSHBACK!
“The Central Intelligence Agency is the premier intelligence and security organization of the United States Government, and the only one that is independent of a cabinet master. Its primary mission is to protect and defend the national security of the United States. Not the government, the country. There is an important distinction that I hope all of you understand. Never forget that while what we do is largely secret and will never be revealed to the public at-large, what we do is for the people, for the citizens of this country. Every sacrifice, every hardship, every loss we endure, we do it for them, so that they can live in peace and safety, and the generations that will come after them.”
—Kevin J. Mada, Jr.
Director of Security at the United States Central Intelligence Agency