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Which agency is a more powerful CIA or FBI?

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Elena Sheldon

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Elena Sheldon, Director of research, Diploma in Arts and Science, Berkeley, California

Answered Sep 21, 2020

CIA stands for the Central Intelligence Agency, while the FBI stands for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

• The CIA is more prevalent than the FBI.

• They are involved in highly sensitive classified intelligence from all over the world.

• The CIA is a civilian extraneous intelligence service of the federal government of the United States.

• They obtain, process, and examine national security information from around the world.

• The CIA is the single agency authorized by law to carry out and supervise covert action on the order of the President.

• The FBI is the national intelligence and security service of the United States, and it’s the chief federal law enforcement agency.

• It is also a component of the United States intelligence community, and it answers to both the attorney general and the administrator of national intelligence.

• Both of these agencies specialize in intelligence.

• The FBI has jurisdiction only over the United States, while the CIA has jurisdiction overseas.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Sep 17, 2020

Some people think that the CIA and FBI are the same, but they are not. You should know their differences. CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency. This is known to be a foreign intelligence service of the United States of America. Those who are part of the CIA would need to gather enough information from different parts of the world.

Some people think that the CIA and FBI are the same, but they are not. You should know their
The FBI, on the other hand, stands for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They are in charge of getting to know details about the federal criminal investigative body. They are in charge of some cases that are considered to be high profile. Some say that the CIA is also in charge of some secret cases that they do not want other people to know.

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alishajonwal5050

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

All the information in this post is very impressive and brilliant. FBI is more powerful.

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sciencenerd50288

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Answered Jun 04, 2020

They're both different and have different powers. They both work internationally but in different ways. The FBI is law enforcement, so they have any power that comes with it, such as arresting somebody with a warrant. They're also issued guns; I don't know which exact model, but they all get a handgun, a shotgun, and I think an assault rifle. Most never use the gun or rifle. The CIA, however, is at its core, an intelligence agency. They are the people who watch versus the people who do. They cannot arrest people, and not can they be armed unless they're in dangerous areas. So an officer in Germany won't have a weapon, but one in China will.

They're both different and have different powers. They both work internationally but in
So in total, the CIA will only report upon something, while the FBI will act upon it. It's not who is more important or more powerful; they have different roles that cannot be measured. It's like asking who's better, a pro wrestler who can snap your neck in an instant, or an anatomist who knows all the pressure points and secrets of the body.

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lyss may

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Answered Apr 09, 2020

I would say the F.B.I is more powerful.

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O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Answered Mar 31, 2020

Both the CIA and FBI are powerful in their own right, but when comparing the two, the CIA is more powerful. CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency. They are a United States intelligence agency, and their role is to gather national security information from all over the world, process it, and analyze it.

Both the CIA and FBI are powerful in their own right, but when comparing the two, the CIA is more
The CIA is built around being secret to protect the United States. The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. While the CIA deals with international issues, the FBI deals with issues on the homeland. On the federal level, the investigate federal and internal issues. Their cases and investigations are more public than the CIA's.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Mar 31, 2020

In order to understand which one is stronger, you need to realize the difference between the two first. FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. What can you pick up based on its name? It will become obvious that they are in charge of several cases that are happening all around America.

In order to understand which one is stronger, you need to realize the difference between the two
Usually, when the FBI has already been called in, this means that the case can be considered to be a high-profile case. The CIA works differently. They are in charge of all the cases that are considered to be top secret. They may have some cases wherein they would always need to put their lives on the line because of the things that they have to do. Between the two, the CIA can be considered to be the stronger or higher group.

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C. Lopez

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Answered Mar 31, 2020

The answer to this question actually depends so much on the various yardsticks you are using to measure their power. Both agencies have different advantages over each other. FBI, apart from being a security agency, it is also a federal law enforcement agency, while the CIA does not have any law backing it to enforce the law in the united state.

The answer to this question actually depends so much on the various yardsticks you are using to
CIA is saddled with the responsibility to gather, process, and analyze information regarding national security from different parts of the world. If we want to measure how powerful the two agencies are in relation to their activities within the United States of America, the FBI will have the upper hand, plus they have more officers than the CIA.

However, the CIA is more powerful than the FBI if the comparison should be based on how efficient they are in gathering intelligence from all around the world. The CIA is more powerful in dealing with security matters with other nations, whereas the FBI does not function this way.

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Daniel Drake

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Answered Mar 12, 2020

There are a lot of people who may assume in the beginning that the CIA and the FBI are the same. They are not. FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. Based on the name, you can already guess what they do. They usually investigate various crimes that have occurred in various parts of America.

There are a lot of people who may assume in the beginning that the CIA and the FBI are the same.
Usually, when they are called in, this already means that the case is considered to be major and cannot be solved by their local jurisdiction anymore. The CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency. This is considered to be stronger and far more superior than the FBI probably because the things that they do in the CIA are considered to be very top secret and should not get out.

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H. Ruby

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Answered Feb 28, 2020

CIA is the correct answer to this question, as they are more powerful than the FBI. CIA stands for Central Intelligence Agency. They are more powerful because they deal with intelligence from all over the world. The CIA has more privileges and they have access to more resources than the FBI does.

CIA is the correct answer to this question, as they are more powerful than the FBI. CIA stands for

They help with preventing issues from occurring. The FBI stands for Federal Bureau of Investigation. While they are powerful in their own right, they only deal with intelligence within the United States. Their main role is to be a investigative body on the federal level and be an internal intelligence body.

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cissé abdourhamane

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Answered Sep 20, 2019

Both are powerful but the more precise we need in a country as far I'm concerned is the CIA, for a solid diplomacy all other the world to respond to the needs of our citizens abroad and make them sure that they are protected and can be back at home with security, in this ways of assistance certainly the flag of a country can float well in the air.

Both are powerful but the more precise we need in a country as far I'm concerned is the CIA,
Meanwhile, another regard is to take care abroad; we also need precise insurance to keep safe the home like FBI? Native people well trained for home defense.


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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Jul 18, 2019

The correct answer to this question is the CIA, which stands for Central Intelligence Agency. It was founded on September 18, 1947. The CIA is a foreign intelligence agency, and this agency works for the federal government of the United States. Their responsibilities include gathering global, national security information, and then processing and analyzing it.

The correct answer to this question is the CIA, which stands for Central Intelligence Agency. It
The CIA deals with information all around the world, while the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) only deals with domestic issues here in the United States. The CIA is built on secrecy, so they can use spies to gather information, while all FBI agents and personnel have a superior to report and approve their work through.

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy

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Answered Sep 14, 2018

The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government. Its main functions are to gather, process, and analyze national security information from around the world. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is supervised by The Department of Justice of the United States.

The Central Intelligence Agency is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States

The FBI serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency. The CIA can do a lot more legally. The CIA has the ability to exercise its privilege to access more resources, and therefore, it is more powerful.

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i.Donald

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Answered Feb 09, 2018

CIA is the Central Intelligence Agency and it uses human intelligence to acquire data and analyze it. The FBI is the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They also deal with intelligence and provide security. The main difference between the two agencies is that the CIA pertains to the foreign affairs that take place, but the FBI is only used in the United States.

CIA is the Central Intelligence Agency and it uses human intelligence to acquire data and analyze
It seems like the CIA has more power than the FBI since they perform their functions throughout the world in order to protect the United States. The FBI may deal with terrorists and their lives are at stake. However, the CIA must use intelligence to prevent problems from happening. Sometimes, the CIA will send spies out into the world to gather this information.

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