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  Guatemala '54
Among the documents found in the training files of Operation PBSUCCESS and declassified by the Agency is a "Study of Assassination." A how-to guide book in the art of political killing, the 19-page manual offers detailed descriptions of the procedures, instruments, and implementation of assassination.
Document 4, "Guatemalan Communist Personnel to be disposed of during Military Operations of Calligeris", Origin deleted, Undated.
The result is a surprisingly critical study of the agency's first covert operation in Latin America.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB4   (994 words)

 Covert Operations, Cold War and beyond
Covert operations cover a wide range of secret activities NSC 10/2 published in June 1948 defined covert operations as comprising of " propaganda, economic warfare, preventative direct action, including sabotage, demolition and evacuation measures, subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground movements, guerrillas and support of indigenous anti communist elements".
Covert operations have a long and somewhat chequered history, but this does not mean that they are now useless with the end of the Cold War.
Covert action can supply this response but it can only be effective if the lessons of the cold War are learned, lessons about the limits of covert action, co-operation, tradecraft, further more covert action must be undertaken under strict ethical and moral guidelines to be a justified means to modern ends.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/concepts_covert_ops.html   (2034 words)

 Covert operation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Covert operations are military or political The tac.
Operations may be directed at allies and friends to secure their support or to influence their policy against an enemy.
Covert operations differ from espionage by attempting to influence events in another country rather than gathering information about it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Covert_operation   (659 words)

 Covert Action: the Delicate Balance
Covert action in the new era will largely be of a different nature than the covert action of the Cold War and should not be subject to the same public prejudices held against its use.
Because covert action usually requires both the decisions of elected officials and the consequences of those decisions, to be kept from the people, there seems to be a contradiction between the democratic system and the requirements of covert action.
Covert operations are also harmed by the separation, and that harm, could also sully the reputation of the United States.
www.fas.org /irp/eprint/snyder/covertaction.htm   (8039 words)

 Special Operations.Com
Administrated by the DO, the PM group (Special Operations) maintains an elite cadre (Special Activities Staff) that are are highly skilled in weaponry; covert transport of personnel and material by air, sea, and land.; guerrilla warfare; the use of explosives; and escape and evasion techniques.
Covert Operation: An operation that is so planned and executed as to conceal the identity of or permit plausible denial by the sponsor.
A covert operation differs from a clandestine operation in that emphasis is placed on concealment of identity of sponsor rather than on concealment of the operation.
www.specialoperations.com /Domestic/CIA/default.html   (456 words)

 Covert operations - SourceWatch
Covert operations have become the instrument of choice for policymakers who assume that a cold war status quo is inevitable.
Such operations could not be tied to being under Presidential sanction, legislative oversight, or central intelligence directive, in order to avoid compromising situations as evident in the failed arms operations of late 1980's.
Covert Operations and the CIA's Hidden History in the Philippines, Boondocksnet.com, August 18, 2000.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Covert_operation   (684 words)

Considering that the mistakes made by the officers involved in the Lillehammer operation were so fundamental in nature, an argument may be made that the officers' either did not possess the requisite skills to conduct such a sensitive mission successfully, or their basic training was inadequate.
The Mossad team members understood that they would operate in a covert capacity until the successful completion of the mission or the team was no longer able to operate intact due to injuries or deaths.
With this in mind, operational planners must understand that the paper trail and legend that follow the moves of the operations officers must support and further establish the bona fides of the officers.
www.fas.org /irp/eprint/calahan.htm   (18053 words)

 ArmsControlWonk: covert ops
covert operations sounding very much like the Phoenix Program of kidnappings (and perhaps also murder) of terrorist suspects in one country, and the transport of them to a third country where the actual torture interrogation is carried out presumably “free” of even the presumed strictures imposed by Gonzales and his memo.
Congress restricted covert operations for one excellent reason: Their track record is uniformly miserable, having done more damage to national security than not.
Covert operations violate the first rule of life in Washington: Don’t ever do anything that you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the Washington Post.
www.armscontrolwonk.com /?c=Covert-Operations   (1693 words)

 Covert Operations Essentials
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials (Covert Ops) is an extension of the popular Rainbow Six franchise, in which players will not only get to play new and exciting levels, but will also get an insider's look at the world of covert operations.
Bridging the gap between fiction and real-world special operations, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials is an exciting overview covering the subject of counter-terrorism from 1970 until the present.
Covert Ops contains video interviews with top experts in the field, as well as photos and video footage of weapons and equipment, along with a description of situations where they are typically used.
www.redstorm.com /games/covert_ops   (274 words)

 Operation Northwoods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Northwoods, or Northwoods, was a 1962 plan to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro, as part of the U.S. government's Operation Mongoose anti-Castro initiative.
In addition to Operation Northwoods, under the Operation Mongoose program the Department of Defense had a number of similar proposals to be taken against the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro.
Operation WASHTUB - a plan to plant a phony Soviet arms cache in Nicaragua to demonstrate Guatemalan ties to Moscow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Northwoods   (1590 words)

Operation Northwoods called for a war in which many patriotic Americans and innocent Cubans would die senseless deaths, all to satisfy the egos of twisted generals back in Washington, safe in their taxpayer financed homes and limousines.
About a month after submitting Operation Northwoods, they met the "tank," as the JCS conference room was called, and agreed on the wording of a tough memorandum to McNamara.
Now, however, in light of the Operation Northwoods documents, it at deceiving the public and trumping up wars for Americans to fight and die in was standard, approved policy at the highest levels of the Pentagon.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /northwoods.html   (3005 words)

 OSS Morale Operations Black Propaganda Operation Sauerkraut
Operation Cornflakes was designed to drop German mail sacks containing subversive material in carefully addressed envelopes inside the Reich near shot-up enemy trains.
The same people in the 2677th Regiment of the OSS (Provisional) who were involved in the Cornflakes operation were also preparing propaganda for use in Operation Sauerkraut, a plan to use captured German prisoners of war to distribute Allied propaganda behind enemy lines.
After the operation started, the Germans made frequent changes in their documents and it was necessary to check and duplicate these changes.
www.psywar.org /sauerkraut.php   (5581 words)

 Law Enforcement Covert Operation Seminars
Attendees will become cognizant of the benefits of such operations and will be better equipped to serve their jurisdiction with confidence, efficiency and professionalism.
This investigation, (Operation Silent Thunder) resulted in over 300 state and federal arrests, the execution of numerous search and arrest warrants and the seizures of crystal meth and assets.
He lectures at law enforcement seminars around the country and is recognized nationally in the field of Covert Operations.
www.crunchtime4cops.com /covert_operation_seminars.htm   (1383 words)

 The Largest Covert Operation in CIA History
The CIA continues to get away with this primarily because its budget and operations have always been secret and Congress is normally too indifferent to its constitutional functions to rein in a rogue bureaucracy.
He was first appointed to the foreign operations subcommittee, which doles out foreign aid.
The truth of the matter is that Carter signed the finding on July 3, 1979, six months before the Soviet invasion, and he did so on the advice of his national security advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, in order to try to provoke a Russian incursion.
hnn.us /articles/1491.html   (1925 words)

 Domestic Surveillance: The History of Operation CHAOS
With the DCS, the DOD, the old boy network, and the CIA Office of Security operating without congressional oversight or public knowledge, all that was needed to bring it together was a perceived threat to the national security and a presidential directive unleashing the dogs.
Huston was eager to expand Operation CHAOS to include overseas agents and to "share" intelligence with the FBI's intelligence division, directed by William Sullivan.
It is therefore essential that the CIA be reorganized and stripped of its covert operations capability.
www.serendipity.li /cia/lyon.html   (2480 words)

 Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Ms Rogers reports that this particular covert operation team was manned by former military personnel and “the unit was paid through the Department of Agriculture in order to hide it, which is also very commonplace”.
According to the Al Martin Raw.com story, another aspect of Ms Rogers’ report concerns a covert operation which was to locate the assets of Saddam Hussein and his family, including cash, gold bullion, jewelry and assorted valuable antiquities.
The problem became evident when “the operation in Iraq involved 100 people, all of whom apparently are now dead, having succumbed to so-called ‘friendly fire’.
www.dailytimes.com.pk /?page=story_12-8-2003_pg1_9   (722 words)

 Turkish Intelligence: Al-Qaeda a U.S. Covert Operation
The subject of this strategy of tension is named as ‘al-Qaeda.’” Note the use of the phrase “strategy of tension,” an obvious reference to Gladio, the state-sponsored terrorist operation in Italy (basically a series of fascist false flag operations, or “low intensity warfare,” blamed on leftists).
Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, aka Abu Omar, “a dangerous terrorist who once plotted to kill the Egyptian foreign minister,” according to the Chicago Tribune, was such a valued CIA asset it was deemed necessary to kidnap him off the streets of Milan after he had second thoughts about his work.
And then there was Muhammad Naeem Noor Khanm, the al-Qaeda “computer engineer” who “became part of a sting operation organized by the CIA,” according to the Washington Post.
prisonplanet.com /articles/august2005/150805covertoperation.htm   (496 words)

 Covert Action - Iraq
In this op-ed piece, the author uses the collapse of CIA covert operations in northern Iraq to argue against the use of covert action generally.
The CIA covert operation in northern Iraq began with a presidential finding signed by President George Bush in May 1991.
The operation consisted essentially of "giving covert financial aid and encouragement to anyone who stood a reasonable chance of success" in toppling Saddam Hussein.
intellit.muskingum.edu /covertaction_folder/cairaq.html   (1319 words)

 Covert Operation Policy In The Drug War
Foreign intelligence operations by the CIA are commonly aligned with drug traffickers and local mafias since those organizations are anti-socialist, pro-capitalist, and have already well placed routes and connections to find anything (e.g.
The perseverancia Ranch was perfect for a covert operation because of its many airstrips, ranch houses, vastness, and it was located in the middle of the Bolivian jungle, creating the necessary privacy.
Even the ghettos and rural areas were awash with accessible, cheap cocaine because of the NSC operation headed by George Bush, who was paradoxically in charge of the Drug War.
www.wethepeople.la /montal1.htm   (5469 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs
It means that the Iranian government has identified them [the covert operatives] but for some reason does not want to show [this]," said the former diplomat on condition of anonymity.
With the exception of the immediate post-revolutionary period, when the Kurds rebelled against the central government and were suppressed violently, ethnic minorities have received better treatment, more autonomy and less ethnic discrimination than under the shah.
The confirmation that the US is carrying out covert activities inside Iran makes more sense out of a series of suspicious events that have occurred along Iran's borders this year.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/HD25Ak02.html   (1311 words)

 Special Report - Was the Wilson Affair a CIA Plot? - October 21, 2005
The media version of the CIA leak case is that the White House illegally revealed a CIA employee's identity because her husband, Joseph Wilson, was an administration critic.
But former prosecutor Joseph E. diGenova says the real story is that the CIA "launched a covert operation" against the President when it sent Wilson on the mission to Africa to investigate the Iraq-uranium link.
If this is the case, then one has to conclude that the CIA's covert operation against the President was successful to a point.
www.aim.org /special_report/4112_0_8_0_C   (1469 words)

 Sherman Skolnick's Report   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Old-timers with covert operations expertise felt in their gut that something about the year 2000 presidential election blitz was part of an intelligence agency covert scheme.
Retired CIA and other agency covert operations agents contend the Charles Kane who testified in the Martin County, Florida case is the same Charles Kane they have known for many years.
British press outlets and newswire services that run afoul of the law are subject to having their equipment, presses, radio and television transmitting instruments, buildings, and vehicles seized by the London government.
www.skolnicksreport.com /emciacov.html   (1121 words)

 portland imc - 2003.06.21 - CIA and DOD Attempted To Plant WMD In Iraq
Rogers reports that this particular covert operation team was manned by ex-military personnel and that "the unit was paid through the Department of Agriculture in order to hide it, which is also very commonplace."
Rogers' report concerns a covert operation which was to locate the assets of Saddam Hussein and his family, including cash, gold bullion, jewelry and assorted valuable antiquities.
I don't have a whole lot of faith in the CIA, but I trust that they could pull off a basic covert operation and steal some money—it's their raison d'ĂȘtre, after all, and they've been doing it for decades.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2003/06/266752.shtml   (13431 words)

 Danger Bay: Covert Operation - TV.com
See all Covert Operation Cast & Crew »
Richard Anderson is best known for his role as Oscar in "The Six Million Dollar Man." (edit)
Tell the world what you think of Covert Operation, write a review for this episode.
www.tv.com /danger-bay/covert-operation/episode/101266/summary.html   (162 words)

 GameStats: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operation Essentials
Suddenly the game seems a lot less covert but it's still just as essential as it ever was.
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 Covert Operation Leads to Big Bust of Terrorist Cell | MND: News and Commentary Since 2001
Covert Operation Leads to Big Bust of Terrorist Cell
Covert Operation Leads to Big Bust of Terrorist Cell
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 IGN: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Operation Essentials
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