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"L" PILL  look up translate image
A lethal cyanide capsule issued to intelligence operatives who would prefer to take their own life rather than be caught and tortured.
007  look up translate image
A agent code name for Ian Fleming's Fictional British super spy (a.k.a James Bond)
201 FILE  look up translate image
The file at CIA that contains all the personal information on a staff officer or an agent, including any training and operational details unique to the person.
ACCESS  look up translate image
the ability to obtain classified information through the possession of appropriate security clearances.
ACCESS AGENT  look up translate image
a talent spotter, performs reconnaissance for recruiters.
ACCOMMODATION ADDRESS  look up translate image
a "safe" address, not overtly associated with intelligence activity, used by an agent to communicate with the intelligence service for whom he working
ACORN  look up translate image
Slang term used to describe someone performing an intelligence function.
ACOUSTIC INTELLIGENCE  look up translate image
intelligence derived from the collection of acoustic data. The best example is the collection of noice "signatures" of surface ships and submarines detected by sonar.
ACOUSTINT  look up translate image
ACOUSTINT stands for Acoustical Intelligence and is an intelligence gathering discipline that mainly collects and processes acoustic phenomena. Definition of ACOUSTINT in the list of acronyms and abbreviations provided by the Free Online Dictionary and Thesaurus.
ACTION DIRECT  look up translate image
an underground group in France.
ACTION OFFICER  look up translate image
An officer designated to perform a specific act during a secret operation. Often these acts take place in enemy territory.
AGENT  look up translate image
A person, usually a foreign national, who has been recruited by a staff case officer from an intelligence service to perform clandestine missions.

The term "agent" refers to "one who acts on behalf of another", the "another", in this case being an organization or government. Agents can be either witting or unwitting. They can also by willing of unwilling. Agents are almost always a foreign national who is under the direction of an agent handler or controller. In the case of the U.S. Central Intelligence...(more)
AGENT / ASSET  look up translate image
a person obtaining intelligence for an intelligence service, under control of a CASE officer
AGENT IN PLACE  look up translate image
a person who remains in a position while acting under the direction of a hostile intelligence service, so as to obtain current intelligence information; also known as a recruitment-in-place

An agent in place refers to a subject known within a society, known to his friends, who may even have a position inside a government, and is willing to cooperate or assist. Case handling in these instances require much more caution, security, and training. It is extremely dangerous for both the Case officer...(more)
AGENT OF INFLUENCE  look up translate image
an asset usually in an important government position, who is assigned the job of influencing policy, rather than collecting intelligence. In other words, the right defines the term "agent of influence" so broadly as to include anyone who showed up at the occasional lunch.
AGENT PROVOCATEUR  look up translate image
for example a cop posing as member of a subersive group and enticing riots etc.
AGENT-IN-PLACE  look up translate image
An intelligence target who has been recruited or has volunteered to stay in place.
AGENT-OF-INFLUENCE  look up translate image
a person who works to influence national policy within a target country's government or media
AGENTOFINFLUENCE  look up translate image
a deep-cover agent with influence among the members of a target group.
AGENTS  look up translate image
Agents are almost always a foreign national who is under the direction of an agent handler or controller. Agents are hidden behind the immunity of embassies, consulates, trade delegations, and the scientific communities. Agents are typically under the direction of an agent handler or controller. Agents were flown to Guam from around the country. The agents are assigned to obtain maps, monitor Israeli patrols, gather cell phone numbers and photograph military facilities.
AIR AMERICA  look up translate image
CIA front company
AIR AMERICA (AA)  look up translate image
The CIA's air lines, used by CIA officers/operatives.
AIS  look up translate image
Argentina's intelligence agency.
AL AMN ALKHAS  look up translate image
Iraq's security service.
ALLIANCE BASE  look up translate image
Alliance Base is the cover name for a secret Western Counterterrorist Intelligence Center (CTIC) that was allegedly established in 2002 in Paris. According to a Washington Post article, Alliance Base is funded by the CIA and its French equivalent, the DGSE. It allegedly hosts officers from Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia and the United States and is used for intelligence exchange and operational planning.
AMAN  look up translate image
Israel's military intelligence
AMBUSH  look up translate image
The surprise capture and arrest of a case officer in an act of espionage by an opposing counterintelligence or security service.
AMERASIA  look up translate image
Amerasia was established with the full approval of the Institute leaders.
AMERIKA  look up translate image
underground metaphor for a fascist USA reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
ANALYSIS  look up translate image
drawing conclusions about raw information by assessing its significance and by collating it with other information.
ANECHOIC CHAMBER  look up translate image
huge cathedral-like facility at NSA headquarters in Maryland containing fire retardant plastic foam spikes, creating an excellent acoustic environment for testing spy radio transmitters and antennas
ANGEL  look up translate image
slang used by intelligence officers for member of an opposing intelligence service.
APPARAT  look up translate image
an espionage ring or cell.
APPENDIX, THE  look up translate image
The tower in Lubyanka that houses the KGB's most sensitive departments. It is a nine-story tower that connects the old and new wings of the building and overlooks an inner courtyard.
ASALA  look up translate image
underground group in Armenia.
ASIO  look up translate image
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
ASIS  look up translate image
Australian Secret Intelligence Service
ASSAULTER  look up translate image
a member of a SWAT team responsible for making a forced entry.
ASSET  look up translate image
A clandestine source or method, usually an agent.
ATTACHE  look up translate image
officers assigned to foreign capitals to provide laison to foreign military forces, overtly to collect information and to gather intelligence.
AUM SHRINKYO  look up translate image
underground group in Japan with expertise in germ and chemical warfare.
AVB  look up translate image
Hungary's security service, the Allami Vedelmi Batosag.
BABYSITTER  look up translate image
slang for a bodyguard.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION  look up translate image
a detailed inquiry to determine an individual's reliability and honesty, usually required to prodive an individual with a security clearance.
BACKSTOP  look up translate image
an arrangement between two persons for the express purpose of substantiating a cover story or alibi.
BAG JOB  look up translate image
surreptitious entry, break and enter.
BAGMAN  look up translate image
An agent who pays spies and bribes authorities
BAILOUT POINT  look up translate image
The point, during a vehicular run under surveillance, at which the action officer riding as a passenger is planning to bail out of the car in order to elude surveillance.
BAKIN  look up translate image
Indonesia's security service.
BANG AND BURN  look up translate image
Demolition and sabotage operations.
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