clandestine operation


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clandestine operation

An operation sponsored or conducted by governmental departments or agencies in such a way as to assure secrecy or concealment. A clandestine operation differs from a covert operation in that emphasis is placed on concealment of the operation rather than on concealment of the identity of the sponsor. In special operations, an activity may be both covert and clandestine and may focus equally on operational considerations and intelligence-related activities. See also covert operation; overt operation.
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Noun1.clandestine operation - an intelligence operation so planned and executed as to insure concealment
intelligence activity, intelligence operation, intelligence - the operation of gathering information about an enemy
exfiltration operation - a clandestine rescue operation to bring a defector or refugee or an operative and family out of danger
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Speaking on Monday about the IAF air assault, another squadron leader detailed the clandestine operation. 'We flew a lot of Combat Air Patrols (CAP) mostly along Line of Control (LoC),' he said.
BUTUAN CITY - The anti-illegal logging task force of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday uncovered a clandestine operation of timber poachers in the forest jungle of Bunawan town, Agusan del Sur.
Citing current and former administration officials, The New York Times reported last Wednesday that the clandestine operation had been ongoing for some time now but it was practically impossible to determine whether it has been successful and if yes, to what extent.
The other party also rubbished the claims that they were part of any clandestine operation.
The onus, she said was now on Afghanistan not to shield non-state actors as well as countries keen to conduct clandestine operation in Pakistan.
According to a statement from city hall on Monday, 'probers will invite Barangay Tonsuya chair Pol Ombas for questioning on allegations that the payments derived from the clandestine operation of the [birthing center] were all remitted ...
Phillippe, who is also a producer, plays marksman Bob Lee Swagger who is persuaded to return to work for a clandestine operation.
He said the attack was "an unfair clandestine operation in a peaceful, friendly country which unfortunately resulted in the accidental death of an innocent man".
On the evening of July 21, 1974, the Hellenic Air Force launched a clandestine operation, dubbed 'Niki' (Victory), using 15Noratlasaircraft in an effort to transport a battalion of Greek commandos from Crete to Cyprus.
Relations between Russia and Estonia have been particularly strained after an Estonian police officer was detained for allegedly engaging in a clandestine operation in Russia.
High Court Justice Kenneth Hayne had requested for the trial to be expedited, saying that it is going to be the first time that the government's clandestine operation will be tested in court.
"We've been following this for several months."The military said in an earlier statement it had "prevented an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced weaponry intended for terrorist organisations operating in the Gaza Strip."The military spokesman's office tweeted that the rockets were "capable of striking anywhere in Israel."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the operation proved that Iran was playing a double-game with the international community, conducting talks on its controversial nuclear programme while supporting "terrorism.""This clandestine operation was conducted by Iran.