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The "17" USA "Intelligence Agencies"

Every since the dialogue of "Trump~Russia/Russians" began months ago, this term about "17 USA Intelligence Agencies/Partners" concurr ... blah...blah...blah...

I've beening wondering;
1) Whom are these "17" ???
2) Why do we need "17" ???

Both good questions/concepts for future posts here if not threads of their own. Meanwhile, consider this ...

If you wanted a Guv'mint job that might offer the best window for skimming some taxpayer dollar$ into your own pockets, where better to work/"get a job" than within the Intel. Community where often large sum$ of ca$h get passed on/through with limited tracability ??? ...

Add to this that recruitment often focuses upon those whom may lean a bit to the rogue/scalawag living standards and might also be inclined to "bend a rule, or three"; and we have the prime "hunting grounds" for both fiscal and foreign policy shennanigans. ...
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So what will follow is a series of posts on the "17", as sub-thread titles of sorts and hopefully this will provide a thread to examine the various aspecst~prsiums of this YUGE Ameikan "Intelligence Community".

My first thought is why "17"?
A hasty 'top-o-the-head' could produce a dozen (one of which isn't here) and found a few on this list a bit down on my probability scale.

One disconcerting aspect is this may not be a large enough list given that nearly every USA Agency/Dept./Bureau. has their own IG/AG, Criminal Investigation "branch" and/or "SWAT".

No wonder our Federal Budget is so huge and in Debt.

Overlay and redundency aside, what follows is the posts lists of the "17"; FWIW ...

These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World
http://www.businessinsider.com/17-agencies-of-the-us-intelligence-community-2013-5

Oh yeah, these may not be in sequence of size, budget, scope, and/or power ... [edit add]
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Speaking of budets, and impact, here is a starter;
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BTW, when doing a click to an imbedded link on the "17" I came to this page;
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This portion of our website is currently down for system maintenance. We'll be back online shortly! We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused and ask that you please visit the site again at a later time.

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The Central Intelligence Agency spies on foreign governments and organizes covert ops.

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