intelligence activity

Definitions of intelligence activity

n the operation of gathering information about an enemy

intelligence, intelligence operation
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spying, undercover work
the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
current intelligence
intelligence of all types and forms of immediate interest; usually disseminated without delays for evaluation or interpretation
combat intelligence, tactical intelligence
intelligence that is required for the planning and conduct of tactical operations
strategic intelligence
intelligence that is required for forming policy and military plans at national and international levels
SIGINT, signals intelligence
intelligence information gathered from communications intelligence or electronics intelligence or telemetry intelligence
clandestine operation
an intelligence operation so planned and executed as to insure concealment
overt operation
the collection of intelligence openly without concealment
reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission
the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)
intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets
spying on the spies
security intelligence
intelligence on the identity and capability and intentions of hostile individuals or organizations that may be engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
censoring, censorship, security review
counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
terrain intelligence
tactical intelligence on the natural and man-made characteristics of an area
ELINT, electronics intelligence
intelligence derived from electromagnetic radiations from foreign sources (other than radioactive sources)
COMINT, communications intelligence
technical and intelligence information derived from foreign communications by other than the intended recipients
TELINT, telemetry intelligence
intelligence derived from the interception and processing and analysis of foreign telemetry
exfiltration operation
a clandestine rescue operation to bring a defector or refugee or an operative and family out of danger
recce, recco, reccy
reconnaissance (by shortening)
exploratory survey, reconnoitering, reconnoitring, scouting
exploring in order to gain information
air reconnaissance
reconnaissance either by visual observation from the air or through the use of airborne sensors
reconnaissance by fire
a method of reconnaissance in which fire is placed on a suspected enemy position in order to cause the enemy to disclose his presence by moving or returning fire
reconnaissance in force
an offensive operation designed to discover or test the enemy's strength (or to obtain other information)
a quick look around (originally military slang)
electronic reconnaissance
the detection and identification and evaluation and location of foreign electromagnetic radiations (other than radioactive)
the aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect and prevent subversive activities
counterintelligence designed to detect and counteract sabotage
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information gathering
the act of collecting information

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