Definition of Covert operation

1. Noun. An intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor.

Generic synonyms: Military Operation, Operation
Specialized synonyms: Black Operation



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Literary usage of Covert operation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Thus, failure to notify Congress of the DEA covert operation violated the law. Executive Order 12333, and NSDD 159 The procedures applicable to covert ..."

2. Walk the Crooked Road with the Crooks by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"The excuse that Bush didn't know what was going on in the Iran/Contra covert operation cannot be sustained because of the Hughes-Ryan Amendment, ..."

3. The Breathing Dead and Cement Children by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"Operation Shell Game: 10 pgs. covert operation involving drugs/arms as pertains to Iran-Contra, includes Manual Noriega, Presidents Ford and Reagan, ..."

4. South Africa Half-hearted Reform: The Official Response to the Rising Tide by Mary McGovern, Bronwen Manby, Africa Watch Committee (1993)
"... Ferdi Barnard, to lead a covert operation aimed at compromising members of the armed wing of the ANC by using prostitutes, homosexuals and drug dealers. ..."

5. Operation Just Cause: Planning and Execution of Joint Operations in Panama by Ronald H. Cole (1996)
"... for removing Noriega: support of a Panamanian anti-Noriega coup, a US covert operation to snatch the dictator, and major military operations in Panama. ..."

6. Accounting for Pow/Mias from the Korean War and the Vietnam War: Hearing edited by Robert K. Dornan (1998)
"The greater the magnitude of the covert operation, the great is the secrecy that surrounds it. The transfer of American POWs to the USSR is one big secret. ..."

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