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A cut-out is an espionage term for an intermediary between 2 people. Their use increases plausible deniability.

Compartmentalization means that cutouts usually know only the source and destination of the information to be transmitted, not the identities of any other persons involved in the espionage process (need to know basis). Thus, a captured cutout cannot be used to identify members of an espionage cell.


An example

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Friedrich Naumann Foundation


Related Quotation

Plausible deniability“Everyone is trying to create a disjuncture between the initial order and the operation”Scott Noble7 July 2014


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