agent-in-place love


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  • noun an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target


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  • You deny any complicity in running, or servicing, any Russian agent-in-place for the Russian service?

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • According to my SMOTU agent-in-place in the NYPL, Kirkus didn't wax enthusiastic over DRAGON'S EYE.

    Rainy days and Mondays...

  • For bureaucratic reasons lost in the mists of time, CARDINAL had not been handled as a regular agent-in-place, and that had saved him from Aldrich Ames and his treacherous betrayal of a dozen Soviet citizens who'd worked for America.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • For the first time, CIA had an agent-in-place inside the ChiComm Politburo, and that was about as good as it got.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • For this and several other reasons, Foley was entrusted with running the Agency's longest-lived, most productive agent-in-place, Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich Filitov, code name C ARDINAL.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • I thought at first that it looked like a screening for entrapment, but they wouldn't have mounted an operation the size of Slingshot, involving the USAF and NATO, just for three aerial pictures and a screening job: an agent-in-place could do that with his eyes shut.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • This was appropriate cover in a town where there were drilling-bits stacked all over the station but of course it might not be cover alone: we've got an agent-in-place in Stockholm with an international reputation as an ornithologist and a man in Cadiz who charges five hundred pesetas an hour for teaching musical voice.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • Amiri was believed to be an agent-in-place for the CIA, who then decided he wanted out of Iran.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The intelligence chief was actually an Israeli agent-in-place. - Photown News

  • The intelligence chief was actually an Israeli agent-in-place. - Photown News


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