Covert operation

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Not to be confused with CovertAction Quarterly, a magazine which focused on such operations by the CIA.

Covert Action / Covert Operation is a term used by the American intelligence community to describe "the attempt by a government or group to influence events in another state or territory without revealing its own involvement."[1] In contrast, a "clandestine" operation seeks to hide the identity the operation itself. Historically, the Central Intelligence Agency mounted covert operations, while Special Forces conducted clandestine operations.[2][3] Internally the Special Activities Center (SAC) is responsible for covert and paramilitary operations within the CIA.

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Document:Bloody US-Directed Raid Destabilizes Philippine PoliticsAmerican fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.
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