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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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 .
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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.
People find no reason to believe that the current anti-polio drive, being carried out with the help of NGOs, is not a clandestine operation by US intelligence agencies to make a DNA database of the entire tribal population because most of the wanted elements disappeared in that area after the fall of the Taleban in neighboring Afghanistan.
Headlines Today accessed the damning Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report, which certainly spells trouble for the tainted Gujarat top cops allegedly involved in the clandestine operation.
The "offensive" element in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 includes a mission where a team of American intelligence officers conduct a clandestine operation in Pakistan to uncover information on the game's South American antagonist.
Now bulldozed by officials, the compound was the last abode of bin Laden for many months before he was taken out by US Seals in a clandestine operation in May 2011.
For Preus, who rose rapidly through the ranks of contenders to the presidency of the LCMS, the means included the clandestine operation of a fine-tuned political machine to drive fear into the hearts of the laity, in order to persuade them to elect, by means of published lists, the candidates for office that ensured a conservative takeover.