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A clandestine operation is

[a]n operation sponsored or conducted by governmental departments or agencies in such a way as to assure secrecy or concealment. A clandestine operation differs from a covert operation in that emphasis is placed on concealment of the operation rather than on concealment of the identity of the sponsor. In special operations, an activity may be both covert and clandestine and may focus equally on operational considerations and intelligence-related activities.[1]

References Edit

  1. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, at 33.

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