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• CovertAction Quarterly
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." 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. Internally the Special Activities Center (SAC) is responsible for covert and paramilitary operations within the CIA.
- David Isenberg, The Pitfalls of U.S. Covert Operations, The Cato Institute, 7 April 1989. Archive.org Archive.is
- Thomas H. Henrikson, Covert Operations, Now More Than Ever, Hoover Digest, 2000, No.2, Hoover Institution. Archive.is
- Ramsey Clark, The Corruption of Covert Actions, Fall 1998 Archive.orgArchive.is - excerpted from CovertAction Quarterly Nr. 65
|Document:Bloody US-Directed Raid Destabilizes Philippine Politics||American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.|
- Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards, by Roy Godson, Transaction Books, 2001, p.3.