overt operation


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overt operation

An operation conducted openly, without concealment. See also clandestine operation; covert operation.
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Noun1.overt operation - the collection of intelligence openly without concealment
intelligence activity, intelligence operation, intelligence - the operation of gathering information about an enemy
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It is interesting to know that 4 minutes after the first missile hit the target, the US aircraft immediately flew over the region, meaning that it was an overt operation," General Hajizadeh said.
The PNSC report said that any covert or overt operation on Pakistani soil would need parliament's approval.
the crowds as part of a massive covert and overt operation to avoid an
Snipers will take to rooftops and undercover officers will mingle among the crowds as part of a massive covert and overt operation to avoid an atrocity.
The time and cost savings of an overt operation outweigh the effort of maintaining secrecy for a covert one, and a penetration test performed with no prior knowledge provides the realism that matters most; it helps the company assess the amount of sensitive information available to outsiders and how potential cyber-criminals would go about gathering and using such information.
Ms Owens said: "In terms of all the groups that currently have entries made on their websites and other things, we are currently engaged in a significant covert and overt operation.
Any future PML(N) claims to running the country, will be subject to abandoning its policy of appeasing Pakistan's adversaries who are by now proven not to let up in their covert and overt operations against it besides always running down and targeting its Army.
Chief Constable Thompson believes most of the recent shootings can be blamed on gang members involved in disputes, and he warned that armed officers will be stepping up both covert and overt operations.
And like any spy, you need a good pervasive network for covert or overt operations.
Moreover, expenditure on covert and overt operations, in light of the ongoing civil war in neighboring Syria, has also been a drain on Turkish resources that would have otherwise been put toward much needed social and economic development.
Bush in pursuing both covert and overt operations against Al Qaida.
We test our counter terrorism, we test our covert operations and we test our overt operations all the time to make sure we understand what our delivery looks like and how we're able to respond to any particular incident.