triple agent


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triple agent

n.
A person working as a spy for one government by pretending to work as a double agent for another government.
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No fewer than thirty seven (37) companies have submitted bids to supply six (6) triple agent firefighting trucks for the operation of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC), one of the downstream subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
A one-hour special, OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH begins by looking at the tragic 2009 suicide bombing by a Jordanian triple agent which killed 10 people, including Jennifer Matthews, a mother of three and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative leading the hunt for Osama.
According to the Telegraph, the video showed a Briton as one of the masterminds of an attack carried out by a Jordanian triple agent, Abu Dujana (Homam Khalil al-Belawi), on a US base in Khost, Afghanistan in 2009.
According to the Telegraph, the video claims the Briton was a co-conspirator in an attack carried out by a Jordanian triple agent, Abu Dujana, on a US base in Khost,Afghanistan, three years ago.
Turned in by his wife, he became a double agent, although within a few years he found himself interned having been suspected of becoming a triple agent.
When US intelligence services did get close to infiltrating Al-Qaeda, the result was disastrous -- witness the trust the US placed in the triple agent who blew up the CIA team of seven operatives in Khost.
The background to this incident and the reasons such problems occurred is the subject of Joby Warrick's The Triple Agent.
THE TRIPLE AGENT THE AL-QAEDA MOLE WHO INFILTRATED THE CIA comes from a prize-winning reporter who examines the CIA's undercover war against al-Qaeda, and how this war was compromised by a young man who won the confidence of hardened terrorists and spymasters alike.
The US Central Intelligence Agency thought they had found themselves a valuable double agent from the upper ranks of al-Qaeda in the person of Humam Khalil al-Balawi, only to discover that the double agent was in fact a triple agent when the Jordanian detonated a bomb at a meeting with CIA agents in Khost, Afghanistan in December of 2009, killing himself and seven Agency operatives as revenge, he declared in a posthumously released video, for the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Mehsud.
A chillingly cool customer (except in flashbacks featuring her husband, designed to give her a heart), we don't really understand what she's doing half the time and whether she's a double or triple agent.
Oshkosh says that the Striker 1500 features a 4 x 4 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and proprietary technologies such as TAK--4 independent suspension, triple agent fire fighting capabilities and Command Zone advanced electronics for enhanced manoeuvrability, fire-fighting power and reliability.