Originally Posted by spideyboy_1111
.... Lol shield operates just like the comics... People keep saying "(this) won't happen because (this) is like (this) in the movies" Jesus... Do people read the comics? Shield is public, shield is also higher authority than the military. Yet both still work together...and we are seeing the same exact thing in the movies. Though shield doesn't seem to be public just yet
I have to wonder what movies you're watching, spideyboy....
SHIELD is public. SHIELD is known. They operate in the middle of Times Square, in Malibu, in small towns like Punta Viejo, NM, in Los Angeles, in India, in Brazil....in short, everywhere.
And SHIELD is not part of the United States government.
At all. They are part of the World Security Council, which is the MCU version of the United Nations. Their authority exceeds anything from American government agencies, because they operate on a global scale. They don't coordinate with the US military; they coordinate with ALL the world's militaries. Again: they are the movie equivalent of the UN, only with actual teeth.