What does SHIELD mean in Science Fiction?

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Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division

As mentioned in Iron Man, it’s a secret intelligence agency, which specializes in counter-terrorism and superhuman threats.

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What does SHIELD mean?

shield(n.)
a device used as a defense against blows or hurled objects, esp. a broad piece of armor carried on the arm or in the hand.

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