Definition of counter-espionage in English:


Line breaks: counter-espion¦age


[mass noun]
  • Activities designed to prevent or thwart spying by an enemy: the Security Service have responsibility for counter-espionage [as modifier]: a small counter-espionage unit
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    • The documents concerning these efforts to transfer the SIS's duties out of the FBI reflect Hoover's trepidation toward building a foreign espionage and counter-espionage organization.
    • The jobs are mainly in administration, but exceptional recruits could in certain circumstances take part in surveillance, counter-espionage and counter-terrorist operations.
    • In this role he had responsibility for compiling intelligence dossiers on its enemies; for planning counter-espionage and for establishing and supervising fascist cells operating in the trade union movement.

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