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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Espionage undertaken to detect and counteract enemy espionage.

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  • n. All those activities undertaken to neutralize or exploit the espionage activities of another nation or an enemy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. spying on the spies


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  • JACOBSON: Well, I don't know specifically, but I will say that all members of the U.S. military are trained in what's called counterespionage, counterintelligence activities, in terms of being able to look at suspicious activities, things that may not seem right, such as someone who doesn't have access to classified information seeking out that information.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2003

  • "counterespionage" team to oversee an internal investigation in case sensitive private documents at the bank become public, the newspaper said. -- Top News

  • "The nations of China and Russia, through their intelligence services and through their corporations, are attacking our research and development," said U.S. counterespionage chief Robert Bryant.

    China Singled Out for Cyberspying

  • Bill Nighy is Johnny Worricker, who was recruited to hunt communists for Britain's MI-5 counterespionage service during the Vietnam War era and now finds himself tracking Arabs and other terrorists.

    Tales of the Old West and Aging Spies

  • Counterterrorism and counterespionage prosecutors reported to separate bosses and worked in the Criminal Division alongside those prosecuting other crimes.

    Justice Dept.'s National Security Division draws mixed reviews 4 years

  • We were separate in almost every way, '' said George Z. Toscas, who is the deputy assistant attorney general over counterterrorism and counterespionage.

    Justice Dept.'s National Security Division draws mixed reviews 4 years

  • In a burst of wikipanic, Bank of America has dived into full-on counterespionage mode.

    Bank Of America Sets Up WikiLeaks Defense Team

  • As for the content, the NYT reports that the counterespionage task force is focussing closely on BofA's acquisition of Merrill Lynch, which was investigated by the SEC in 2009 and 2010, along with the bank's acquisition of the ailing mortgage giant Countrywide Financial in 2008.

    Bank Of America Sets Up WikiLeaks Defense Team

  • On May 2, 1972, Hoover died and the bureau's counterespionage work was thrown into turmoil.

    Special Agents And Otherwise

  • An account of the FBI's counterespionage snooping over the past century.

    Special Agents And Otherwise


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