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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On the evening of July 21, 1974, the Hellenic Air Force launched a clandestine operation, dubbed 'Niki' (Victory), using 15 Noratlas aircraft in an effort to transport a battalion of Greek commandos from Crete to Cyprus.
Predating gay 'zines by several decades, The Advocate begins printing in a clandestine operation in the basement of ABC Television's Los Angeles headquarters.
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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".
It was the sequel to Brian De Palma's 1996 film Mission: Impossible and had Cruise reprising his role as agent Ethan Hunt of a top-secret espionage and clandestine operation agency known as the IMF - not to be confused with the International Monetary Fund.
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.
The clandestine operation went on until an 18-year-old woman, 21 1/2 weeks pregnant, almost died.
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.
A list of over 3,200 mainly building workers was discovered when the offices of the Consulting Association were raided in 2009, revealing a clandestine operation against union activists and those who had raised health and safety concerns on building sites.
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.