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Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency  

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CIA an independent U.S. agency responsible to the president through its Director and to the people of the United States through Congressional intelligence oversight committees. It was officially ...
clandestine operation

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 ...
counterinsurgency

counterinsurgency  

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N.the military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological, and civic actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency.
Covert Operations

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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In June 1948, National Security Council Directive 10/2 defined covert operations as actions conducted by the United States against

covert operation

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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an operation planned and executed as to conceal the identity of, or permit plausible denial by, the sponsor. A covert operation differs from a ...

guerrilla warfare

guerrilla warfare  

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Gǝˈrilǝ ˈwôrˌfermilitary and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held or hostile territory by irregular, predominantly indigenous forces.
Intelligence

Intelligence  

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N.1 the product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign countries or areas.2 information and ...
Iran-Contra Affair

Iran-Contra Affair  

In 1985, elements within the US National Security Council centred around lieutenant colonel Oliver North began to sell arms, via Israel, to the Islamic republic of Iran. The arms then went to ...
Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson  

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(b. 27 Aug. 1908, d. 22 Jan. 1973).36th US President, 1963–9Early careerBorn in Stonewall, Texas, into a moderately wealthy family, Johnson trained at a local teachers' college, and briefly taught in ...
National Security Act

National Security Act  

A law signed on July 26, 1947, to reorganize and centralize the military after World War II. It established a National Security Council, which included the newly created Office of ...
National Security Council

National Security Council  

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(USA)An integral part of the national security architecture of the USA, the NSC was founded by the 1947 National Security Act which also established the CIA and the US Department of Defense. It ...

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