Covert operation

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• CovertAction Quarterly

Not to be confused with CovertAction Quarterly, a magazine which focused on such operations by the CIA.

Covert Action / Covert Operation is a term used by the American intelligence community to describe "the attempt by a government or group to influence events in another state or territory without revealing its own involvement."[1]

External Resources


An example

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Document:Bloody US-Directed Raid Destabilizes Philippine PoliticsAmerican fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.


  1. Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards, by Roy Godson, Transaction Books, 2001, p.3.