What is the difference between the FBI and CIA?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    FBI solves crimes related to American interests. CIA gathers and analyzes intelligence abroad concerning American interests. NSA gathers and analyzes intelligence domestically.

  • 1 decade ago

    The FBI is the fed bureau of investigation and they are domestic and more of like searching for criminals and people. They have a internal intel too.

    The CIA is the central intelligence agency. And they do covert operations and they are international and they gather information on others. Such as other govs and terrorists.

    Hope that helps :)

  • 1 decade ago

    The CIA is an agency who collects intelligence through spying on other countries using agents.

    The FBI is an agency that investigates federal crimes state side.

    The NSA is an agency that collects intelligence through electronic means without spies.

    They are all federally run and mandated.

  • 1 decade ago

    CIA = international (spying, etc.)

    FBI = national (& anything doing with US citizen)

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