Famous intelligence agencies in the world

1. Mossad

The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, popularly known as Mossad, was established by the Israeli military in 1949. Since its establishment, Mossad has carried out a number of successful operations that have shaken the world. Its success has become a legend in the history of world intelligence. Mossad is responsible for intelligence gathering, covert operations and counterterrorism.

The most unique aspect of Mossad is that it is completely separate from Israel's democratic institutions, with no laws defining its role or purpose. Moreover, it is not even bound by the Israeli constitution and is accountable only to the prime minister. This sophisticated, effective and feared intelligence agency has the title of "the most efficient killing machine in the world," one example being its tracking and pursuit of all suspects in the massacre of Israeli Jewish athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. As a result, the word "unpredictable" has been used to describe the Mossad.

The Mossad is extremely strict in recruiting spies; they don't welcome risk-takers like James Bond, but rather people with great conviction and outstanding abilities. Candidates must be Jews who served in the IDF, with Special Forces veterans and officers being preferred. Because Jews are spread all over the world, most of the agents have overseas backgrounds, speak English and many European languages, and pronounce words without an accent, so Mossad agents are said to be the most difficult to identify.

Mossad agents are said to have the skill to know any stranger's name, identity, bank card PIN, job, family members, and best friend situation in 15 minutes. They also have to be able to pilot airliners, fighter jets, light armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, small surface ships, etc., as for all kinds of guns, it is not a problem.

The Mossad's intelligence methods are so sophisticated that they are smashing. In the 1960s, the Mossad trained the spy wizard Cohen, and almost became the Syrian defense minister.

Mishke, a former Mossad agent and author, says Mossad operations have a high success rate, with perhaps only one failure in 1,000 operations. In fact, Israel has multiple intelligence organizations. The army, police and diplomatic service all have their own intelligence systems, the most important being the Mossad. Although many of the Mossad's activities have been successful with the help of cooperation with IDF commandos or the intelligence agencies of Western powers, people tend to give credit to the Mossad, which adds to its aura of mystery.

2. Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world. The U.S. intelligence system consists of 16 separate agencies, the most famous of which are the CIA, the National Security Agency and the FBI.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the largest U.S. intelligence agency, with the primary mission of collecting and analyzing intelligence on foreign governments, corporations, terrorist organizations, individuals, politics, culture, science and technology, both overtly and covertly, coordinating the activities of other domestic intelligence agencies, and reporting this intelligence to the various branches of the U.S. government. It is also responsible for maintaining the extensive military equipment that was used during the Cold War to overthrow foreign governments, such as the Soviet Union, Abens in Guatemala, Allende in Chile, and other opponents who posed a threat to U.S. interests. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is headquartered in Langley, Virginia.

3. MI6

The Secret Intelligence Service ( SIS ), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is Britain's foreign intelligence service, primarily responsible for secretly collecting and analyzing human intelligence overseas in support of the UK's national security.

MI6 is one of the oldest intelligence agencies in Britain, with a history of over 100 years and its identity was not made public until 1994, mainly to ensure that British interests and national security were not compromised. It is particularly famous for the famous screen presence of James Bond working here. Like most intelligence agencies, MI6 focuses on external threats ranging from nuclear weapons to organized crime. Internal threats to British national security fall under the purview of another agency, MI5. MI6 is headquartered in London and, according to internal staff, recruits good intelligence officers by considering the candidate's combination of intelligence and emotional intelligence rather than their education and background.

4. KGB

The Committee for State Security (KGB), was the Soviet Union's intelligence agency from March 13, 1954 to November 6, 1991. It was formerly known as the Cheka, founded by Dzerzhinsky. The KGB was the Soviet Union's counterintelligence agency, known for its strength and sophistication. Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of its staff members.

The KGB was the main department responsible for foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, domestic security and border protection in the Soviet Union, and was a "super-agency" above all other departments of the party, government and military, and was responsible only to the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The KGB was described by British intelligence as "the world's largest secret intelligence-gathering spy agency". It is one of the four largest spy organizations in the world, along with the CIA, Mossad and MI6.

The KGB became history after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but the KGB's former Directorate General No. 1, which became the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), continued its work in foreign intelligence gathering. It is located in the Yasenevo district, southwest of Moscow. The headquarters resembles a city within a city, with complete interior facilities. The exterior of the complex is separated from the outside by a double fence, and aerial photographs show the exterior silhouette as a capital Y.

In 2010 it was reported that the SVR had 13,000 employees, many of whom used diplomats, journalists and others as cover identities. Putin was stationed in Germany as an SVR agent from 1985 to 1990. The SVR is allegedly particularly keen to recruit Russians who are abroad.

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