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  • Clandestine human-source intelligence [r]: clandestine operations by people who secretly collect intelligence, and their support by couriers, forgers, radio operators, and other operational personnel. [e]
  • Classified information [r]: Material collected or created by a government that is subject to limitations on its release to the general public and may have penalties for its unauthorized release. [e]
  • Cold War [r]: Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies. [e]
  • Command and control [r]: The combination of lawful authority over people and resources, coupled with the methods of directing their execution of missions and tasks directed at goals set by that authority [e]
  • Compartmented control system [r]: A set of controls, in addition to a regular national security classifications, that adds additional security restrictions to especially sensitive information [e]
  • Conspiracy theory [r]: Belief that a covert and deceptive organization or people is responsible for important world events, and that these people are hiding their own involvement, acting from behind the scenes and spreading misinformation. [e]
  • Containment policy [r]: A U.S. foreign policy doctrine of the Cold War, begun in 1947, focusing on keeping Communist nations "contained" from further expansion, rather than direct confrontation [e]