Offensive Counterintelligence Operation Definition -

offensive counterintelligence operation

1.) A clandestine counterintelligence activity conducted for military, strategic, Department of Defense, or national counterintelligence and security purposes against a target having suspected or known affiliation with foreign intelligence entities, international terrorism, or other foreign persons or organizations, to counter terrorism, espionage, or other clandestine intelligence activities that threaten the security of the Department or the United States. The two types of offensive counterintelligence operations are double agent operation and controlled source operation.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: intelligence


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 2-01.2: Joint and National Intelligence Support to Military Operations, updated January 2012 View source document

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