and why would they want to know all this about us?
read the mission statement.
The Mission
We are the nation's first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go. We carry out our mission by:

* Collecting information that reveals the plans, intentions and capabilities of our adversaries and provides the basis for decision and action.
* Producing timely analysis that provides insight, warning and opportunity to the President and decisionmakers charged with protecting and advancing America's interests.
* Conducting covert action at the direction of the President to preempt threats or achieve US policy objectives.

Thats what makes them loved all over the world.

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