|Teams of assassins|
Plausible deniability is a key concept in the organisation of assassinations, since (with some recent exceptions such as the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki) they are generally agreed to be criminal in nature.
For high profile actions, such as assassinations of public figures, support from commercially-controlled media is important to maintaining plausible deniability. Deep state groups reportedly vie for control of hit squads, which are employed for intimidation purposes, or as a tool of last resort, to suppress dissenting opinion.
Hit Squads on Wikispooks
|Wikispooks page||Nation state||From||To||Description|
National Clandestine Service
|March 1960||1968||A CIA-run assassination squad begun with Fidel Castro in mind, but that had its fingers in a lot of pies, probably including the JFK Assassination.|
|Bureau of Narcotics Covert Intelligence Network||A covert assassination squad used to hide CIA activities from scrutiny.|
|Civil Cooperation Bureau|
|Group 13||Rumoured to be a secret cadre of UK ex-SAS and military intelligence operatives|
|Military Reaction Force|
|Operation 40||A CIA-run assassination squad begun with Fidel Castro in mind, but that had its fingers in a lot of pies, probably including the JFK Assassination.|