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an intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor

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Covert agents include officers and employees of a U.
Thereafter, as Mexican politics became marred by the bloody struggles of numerous factions competing for power through continually shifting alliances, El Paso became home to an international assortment of adventurers, counterfeiters, covert agents, detectives, gunrunners, mercenaries, propagandists, revolutionists, and smugglers.
Most can be seen by close students of history as "false-flag operations"--inside jobs executed on behalf of elites by lawless covert agents.
Libby's lies stemmed from the exposure of a covert CIA agent, which may have caused the deaths of other covert agents actively working with Valerie Plame Wilson.
The few Republicans who bothered to show up for the hearing - knowing they no longer had any case - were reduced to claiming absurdly that it was all the CIA's fault for not circulating a list of covert agents so the poor fellows in the White House would only out those with unclassified jobs.
It seems covert agents operating in Milan, Italy, turned off their cell phones but didn't remove the batteries when they were supposed to be sneakin' around all stealthy-like.
section] 421(c), any person, whether in government or not, who engages in "a pattern of activities intended to identify and expose covert agents and with reason to believe that such activities would impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United States" can be sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison.
Two Cuban-Americans have been charged with being covert agents for Cuba's government for almost three decades and were denied bail when they made their first court appearance in Miami, reports AFP (Jan.
But a]s a general rule, the more dangerous the country, the less likely the NOCs, who don't benefit from diplomatic immunity, will be stationed or visit there" In other words, the truly covert agents are mostly not where they are most needed.
5) Critics also say the government sought to avoid controversy by neglecting the recruitment of covert agents and increasingly relying on spy satellites and electronic intercepts--valuable tools for spying on governments and traditional militaries, but less useful in divining the plans of small terrorist cells.
But Bustamante is not the only one of our covert agents to be detected.
Covert agents rely on a military standard for communications security--frequency-hopping radios.
A clear signal that government's covert agents working for political bosses were involved.
NASDAQ: EA) and Insomniac Games announced Fuse[TM], a 4-person co-op action shooter that thrusts players into the roles of four elite, covert agents with their own unique skills and experimental weapons.