Clandestine

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A  clandestine operation is an intelligence or military operation carried out in such a way that the operation goes unnoticed by the general population or specific ‘enemy’ forces. The US Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms defines “clandestine operation” as “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 emphasis is placed on concealment of the operation rather than on concealment of the identity of the sponsor.

The bulk of clandestine operations are related to the gathering of intelligence, typically by both people and by hidden sensors. Placement of underwater or land-based communications cable taps, cameras, microphones, traffic sensors, monitors such as sniffers, and similar systems require that the mission go undetected and unsuspected.

Chronological History of Events that Involve Clandestine Operations

Report: China Secretly Placing Military Scientists in Western Universities

Report: China Secretly Placing Military Scientists in Western Universities

China is reportedly enrolling military scientists into western universities to gain intel on areas like “hypersonic missiles and navigation technology.” The nation’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) came up with the moniker “Five Eyes countries” to denote the preferred targets for infiltration (America, U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), according to a new report released by a think tank tied to Australia’s defense ministry. “Dozens of PLA ...
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Snowden Leaks Docs on Secret Government Agency Online Manipulation & Subterfuge Tactics

Snowden Leaks Docs on Secret Government Agency Online Manipulation & Subterfuge Tactics

HOW COVERT AGENTS INFILTRATE THE INTERNET TO MANIPULATE, DECEIVE, AND DESTROY REPUTATIONS Glenn Greenwald (writing for TheIntercept.com) Feb. 24 2014, 4:25 p.m. One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with ...
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Obama Proposes FOIA Changes Allowing Even Less Transparency

Obama Proposes FOIA Changes Allowing Even Less Transparency

The Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC, CIA, FBI, NSA, etc.) to declare some document “non-existent.” The Denver Post reports, The federal Freedom of Information Act was supposed to be a torch that journalists, advocates ...
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Cocaine 1: The 2006 Mexico DC-9 Drug Bust was Another Government Cover Up of their Drug Trafficking

Cocaine 1: The 2006 Mexico DC-9 Drug Bust was Another Government Cover Up of their Drug Trafficking

A DC-9 painted to impersonate a U.S. government plane, made an emergency landing in-route from Venezuala to the USA and was found to be containing over 5 tonnes of cocaine. DEA says no harm, no foul. The pilot "disappeared", unnamed, and the plane was de-registered and sold within days to an unknown customer in Venezuela. Official Narrative: The DEA used the event to suggest the success ...
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John Stockwell, the Former Chief of Angola's CIA Task Force, Publishes 'In Search of Enemies' - an Exposé of the CIA's Covert Action in Angola

John Stockwell, the Former Chief of Angola’s CIA Task Force, Publishes ‘In Search of Enemies’ – an Exposé of the CIA’s Covert Action in Angola

According to Bob Baer, writing in the Pacific Free Press: What Stockwell had seen as an operative in Africa and across the Third World was a CIA that was purely interventionist – not gathering intelligence, but brutally machinating, vicious, a secret weapon of US presidents and White House policymakers to battle the Soviets for world control. CIA paramilitary operations through proxy forces – the funding of ...
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