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|Central Intelligence Agency|
|Affiliation:||United States of America|
- You may be looking for the secretive Gallifreyan organisation.
The Central Intelligence Agency or CIA was an international intelligence branch of the United States government.
In 1947, the CIA retro-engineered the Nedenah spacecraft which had crashed near Roswell. As a result, in 1948, when the Nedenah came to rescue the vessel, the CIA shot them down. Because the Americans were able to drive the them off, the Nedenah stopped trying to rescue the captured pilot. In 1970, the CIA captured the Brigadier at Roswell with the Nedenah, and destroyed England's cobalt reserves in order to thwart the Waro attack at Roswell. The Americans underestimated them, and believed that they could beat the Waro, and that the CIA would replace UNIT. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)
In the 1960s, the CIA captured a Dimensional Phase Multiplexer from a spaceship the US military had shot down. Two aliens from the ship, Melody Quartararo and Parker Theroux, joined the CIA in an attempt to regain the Dimensional Phase Multiplexer. (PROSE: Drift)
In 1999, the CIA allied itself to Intercom to find an alien, and they captured Turlough. Unknown to the CIA, Intercom was a cover for the Jex, who intended to conquer Earth and repopulate it with human-Trions hybrids for slaves. Worse, the Jex had been pursued by the Canavitchi, their former slaves who used the Sons of Nostradamus, mystical terrorists, to strike UNIT, the CIA and Intercom. The Canavitchi planned to let the Jex attack the Earth and destroy the planet so the Jex fleet would be anihilated. The CIA had to help the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and UNIT to arrest not only the Sons of Nostradamus, but also the Jex spearhead and their human accomplices at Intercom. They were able to to shield Earth, using the satellite network, protecting it from the space battle between Jex and Canavitchi. (PROSE: The King of Terror)
In 2001, the CIA attempted to save the Earth from the Kulan invasion without UNIT involvement. They tracked down Fitz Kreiner and Sa'Motta, who were suspected of being alien agents. (PROSE: Escape Velocity)
In 2002, the CIA attempted to take control of the Naryshkin Institute experiment in Russia because they believed that the Institute had created a black hole to travel in time, based on spy planes sent into Siberia which registered temporal distortions. (PROSE: Time Zero)
In early 2008, when the Cardiff Space-Time Rift fractured resulting in time slips across the world, the CIA was one of several organisations that noticed the strange appearances that were occuring worldwide and asked if it had anything to do with Torchwood. (TV: End of Days)
In 2011, CIA agent Rex Matheson was in a terrible car accident that had him impaled by a pole, but because of Miracle Day he survived. His fellow agent Esther Drummond investigated Torchwood at the CIA archives, where she came across Captain Jack Harkness After an attampt on Jack's life by a suicide bomber also working for the CIA, Jack had to give Esther retcon to make her forget what she had seen. Meanwhile, Matheson arrived at Gwen Cooper's home in Wales. Jack also made his way there, just as a mysterious black helicopter attempted to blow up the house. Rex, Jack, Gwen, her husband Rhys and her newborn daughter escaped from the attack in a car. Matheson contacted the police and arrested Torchwood for Rendition to the USA. (TV: The New World)
Rex Matheson and Lyn Peterfield accompanied Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper back to America on a plane. Unbeknownst to everyone else, Lyn was ordered to remove Jack, as the CIA somehow learned Jack was mortal. She slipped arsenic into his cola, which Jack drunk. Rex later discovered what had happened, created an antidote to the poison, whilst Gwen Cooper apprehended Lyn. Meanwhile, at CIA headquarters, Esther discovered her identity had been removed and that she was being framed. She escaped using the identity of Charlotte Willis and went to the airport to warn Rex. On arrival at the airport Lyn was put in handcuffs but given the key without Rex knowing. Esther called Rex and warned him the CIA was against them just in time for Rex to defend himself from a surprise attack by Lyn and some other agents. During the fight, Lyn had her neck broken, but survived due to miracle day. Rex, Jack and Gwen fled the airport and met up with Esther who arrived in a blue Mini. They drove from the CIA agents and Lyn, whose head had been rotated 180 degrees. (TV: Rendition)
Convinced that the CIA had turned against him, Rex broke into Brian Friedkin's house and interrogated him at gunpoint, learning about the mysterious group that had ordered Jack and anyone who had made contact with him be eliminated. (TV: Dead of Night)