Liam asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 6 months ago

Why do spy/ intelligence services use three letter acronyms ex CIA MI6 GRU etc?

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  • 6 months ago
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    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

  • mars
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    IDK (I Don't Know).

  • 6 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? ;-)

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  • ?
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    6 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.

  • 6 months ago

    less time,abbreviations doing more with less,,they live it

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I’m not sure, but ironically, I call my security and intelligence department, “dog”.

  • 6 months ago

    They do it out of custom and convenience

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    6 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.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    3 6 9 rhymes with mine.

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