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  • Clandestine operation [r]: Any of a range of activities, intended to affect the behavior of a target nation or non-national actor, where the performing actor takes all practical efforts to ensure that the fact of the activities do not become known to unauthorized personnel. Only a small number of officials of the country or non-state entity performing the operation may be aware of it. [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]

Subtopics

  • Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace [r]: "An analytical methodology employed to reduce uncertainties concerning the enemy, environment, and terrain for all types of operations. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace builds an extensive database for each potential area in which a unit may be required to operate. The database is then analyzed in detail to determine the impact of the enemy, environment, and terrain on operations and presents it in graphic form. Intelligence preparation of the battlespace is a continuing process. Also called IPB." (Joint Chiefs of Staff) [e]
  • Operational Preparation of the Battlespace [r]: Non-intelligence activities conducted prior to D-Day, H-Hour, in likely or potential areas of employment, to train and prepare for follow-on military operations (United States Special Operations Command) [e]
  • Clandestine human-source intelligence and covert action [r]: Intelligence and military special operations functions that either should be completely secret (i.e., clandestine: the existence of which is not known outside the relevant government circles), or simply cannot be linked to the sponsor (i.e., covert: it is known that sabotage is taking place, but its sponsor is unknown). [e]

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