Definitions

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  • noun uncountable Information gained from intelligence agents, or spies, and interrogation.

Etymologies

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Blend of human and intelligence

Examples

  • The Israelis are very good at what they call HUMINT or human intelligence gathering.

    Betrayal: How the Clinton Administration Undermined American Security

  • The memo was entitled Advancing to the Last Phase of Operation Pincer and updates the activity by a CIA unit with the acronym HUMINT (Human Intelligence) which is engaged in clandestine action to destabilize the forth-coming referendum and coordinate the civil military overthrow of the elected Chavez government.

    Venezuela's D-Day - The December 2, 2007 Constituent Referendum

  • DPMO believes the SRV has little info on this case, and our reporting, both "special" and HUMINT, is not very good.

    Memorandum

  • That scary acronym HUMINT is, in truth, nothing more that mil-speak for any relevant knowledge gathered by an army directly from human sources.

    CF and HUMINT: "Guys, honestly: Why even bother having a defence critic?"

  • Ideally, Darpa wants a replacement for current war-zone human intelligence, called HUMINT, which involves putting trained interrogators on the ground, identifying and tracking sources, and compiling data on relevant social networks.

    Planet Geospatial

  • The pick has also quieted some concerns about Hayden's military background and inexperience in collecting "HUMINT" or "human intelligence," rather than the NSA's "big ear" electronic eavesdropping systems.

    International Periscope

  • The mission statement of the NCS, formerly known as the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, was to coordinate human intelligence, known as HUMINT, between the CIA and other agencies like the FBI, DIA, DSS, INSCOM, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

    The Last Patriot

  • The bulk of his book is about the need for "HUMINT", the kind of intelligence you can only get from humans, not technology.

    Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

  • Colonel Patrick Lang, a fluent Arabic-speaker who ran Middle Eastern “HUMINT” human intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency in the early 1990s, said that the lack of HUMINT remained a problem after 9/11.

    The Longest War

  • Colonel Patrick Lang, a fluent Arabic-speaker who ran Middle Eastern “HUMINT” human intelligence for the Defense Intelligence Agency in the early 1990s, said that the lack of HUMINT remained a problem after 9/11.

    The Longest War

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