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Espionage undertaken to detect and counteract enemy espionage.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) activities designed to detect and counteract enemy espionage
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coun•ter•es•pi•o•nage(ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ)
the detection and frustration of enemy espionage.
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That aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect, destroy, neutralize, exploit, or prevent espionage activities through identification, penetration, manipulation, deception, and repression of individuals, groups, or organizations conducting or suspected of conducting espionage activities.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||counterespionage - spying on the spies|
counterintelligence - intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
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