Definition of Clandestine operation
1. Noun. An intelligence operation so planned and executed as to insure concealment.
Specialized synonyms: Exfiltration Operation
Lexicographical Neighbors of Clandestine Operation
Literary usage of Clandestine operation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Crime Scene and Evidence Collection Handbook (1993)
"The clandestine operation presents a great source of physical evidence. ... Since the illegal clandestine operation takes time to set up and run, ..."
2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"civil twilight—See twilight clandestine operation—(DOD) An activity to accomplish ... clandestine operation—(NATO) An activity to accomplish intelligence, ..."
3. Ethics and National Defense: The Timeless Issues by James C. Gaston (1994)
"In moral terms, a certain amount of operational deception is proper if used to protect the clandestine operation and those involved in it. ..."
4. M. I. A.: Accounting for the Missing in Southeast Asia by Paul D. Mather (1995)
"... These efforts have seemed like a parody, a caricature of the clandestine operation, the 'surgical penetration' he purports to be capable of mounting. ..."
5. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"... under the cover or shelter of, 8. Synon. In the lythe. In hid- lingt, adv. secretly, S. Ramsay. 2. clandestine operation ; concealment, 6. ..."