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trade·craft

 (trād′krăft′)
n.
The methods used in clandestine operations such as espionage.

tradecraft

(ˈtreɪdˌkrɑːft)
n
the skills learned from experience in a trade, often used to refer to the skills spies use to avoid being detected
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Noun1.tradecraft - skill acquired through experience in a tradetradecraft - skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage; "instructional designers are trained in something that might be called tradecraft"; "the CIA chief of station accepted responsibility for his agents' failures of tradecraft"
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
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Hoffman's] book, The Billion Dollar Spy, not only chronicles the life and motives of Tolkachev but also provides a rare look at the dangerous, intricately choreographed tradecraft behind olds-chool intelligence gathering.
We are seeing more and more analyst collaboration around tradecraft occurring in the Open Source and Industry Communities that we offer through ThreatConnect s TC Exchange and have Community Case Studies that identify analyst learning as a primary benefit associated with participation in our Communities, said Christy Coffey, business development director for ThreatConnect.
FSI also teaches Arabic dialects as part of tradecraft modules that teach job-specific vocabulary and the eight-week Arabic FAST course that offers a quick introduction to the language.
The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage and intelligence.
In this setting, Hughes can't help but evoke comparisons as a younger (and no doubt cheaper) version of Benedict Cumberbatch, using his seductive powers as part of his tradecraft bag of tricks.
Wynyard solutions combine next generation big data capability with specialist investigations and intelligence tradecraft in a powerful and secure software platform.
Much of this focused on "technical/managerial" proficiency in the tradecraft of acquisition and operation of highly technical systems to support national objectives.
There is evidence that they are trained in terrorist tradecraft to perform acts of domestic terrorism in the event that they return either to their home countries or go elsewhere after they have been in theatre," Brandis said.
But with all of that, we must never lose sight of our primary role as the Army's technical experts of our tradecraft.
For several years now, multiple agencies have published primers pertaining to analytic tradecraft methodologies that run the gauntlet from Basic Structured Analytic Techniques (BSAT), to Diagnostic Techniques, to Argument Mapping, and to the Advanced Structured Analytic Techniques (both contrarian and imaginative).
However, both FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have made statements that several Americans have fought in Syria and are now under investigation or surveillance, for fear they learned terrorism tradecraft from the dominant jihadi groups there, which are ideologically aligned with al-Qaeda.
This is a new low in Russian tradecraft in terms of publicizing, posting," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday.