Why do spy/ intelligence services use three letter acronyms ex CIA MI6 GRU etc?
- FootprintzLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
I guess many countries intelligence services only have 3 words in their name so the acronym has 3 letters.
Australia is ASIS , Canada has CSIS , and of course Israel has Mossad
- marsLv 76 months ago
IDK (I Don't Know).
- StanleyLv 76 months ago
L I a m, this is the thing we do, yes! Even I do it. ;-) I never say John Fitzgerald Kennedy, do you? ;-)
- BMCRLv 76 months ago
You mean like CSIS?
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- ?Lv 76 months ago
Lots of organisations use acronyms, not just intelligence services. Its a quicker and easier way of talking about the organisation than saying the full name of it every single time. Heck, acronyms appear in all sorts of places. A lot of computing terms are three letter acronyms, GPU, CPU, HDD, RAM, etc, etc.
- robertoLv 66 months ago
less time,abbreviations doing more with less,,they live it
- rickyLv 76 months ago
I’m not sure, but ironically, I call my security and intelligence department, “dog”.
- JeffreyLv 76 months ago
They do it out of custom and convenience
- DanielLv 76 months ago
Lots of government organizations use 3 letter abbreviations: FBI, DoD, DHS, MOD, ICE, CBP, etc. There are also a lot of 4 letter agencies.
- Anonymous6 months ago
3 6 9 rhymes with mine.