from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possible to contradict or declare untrue: deniable accusations.
- adj. Being such that plausible disavowal or disclaimer is possible: "Covert action was deniable; a Pentagon program would not be” ( Bob Woodward).
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- adj. Able to be denied or contradicted
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being, or liable to be, denied.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being denied or contradicted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being denied or contradicted
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One wonders, though, how "deniable" such force could be in today's world and if such a covert plan could be efficiently executed in the first place.
Along the way, it chronicles in patchwork form the innovative exploits and unintended consequences of a "secret and deniable" CIA-offshoot group assembled "to allow deep-cover officers to go where they couldn't go, and do what they couldn't do" under public scrutiny.
The funniest part is wingnuts making vague, deniable pseudo-threats of violence.
If I were to publish their addresses, I'd do it in a deniable way, preferably a way that makes it difficult or impossible to link it to me.
But if you can get a deniable laptop with an anonymous cashpaid dongle have a look it is hysterical on May 4, 2010 at 2: 38 am Agent Mata Hari
I do not believe the CIA would have a turf difficulty with that — I could be wrong — but I have the strong impression that the CIA believes that its longterm comparative advantage in the use of force is … discrete, intelligence driven, high value, deniable, covert uses of force - an in a legal sense, the “pure” self-defense, not in an armed conflict, part of “use of force.”
She described the use of intelligence agencies in "deniable" operations as "quite useful".
One of the benefits of such an approach, he said, was that it deniable.
Is this to be another InstaPundit style implicit yet deniable endorsement of an unsupportable hit piece?
Not one poster in 50 suggested acknowledging that whomever strikes first “wins” — so why not hire a bunch of black hats thru cutouts to launch a deniable first strike against the bad guys de jour?