from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing information whose unauthorized disclosure would pose the gravest threat to national security: authorized for access to top-secret reports.
- adj. Of or relating to top-secret information: top-secret clearance.
- adj. Accessible or known to authorized personnel only: a top-secret reconnaissance mission.
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- adj. Having the highest secrecy classification.
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She declined to be named in part because she does not want to jeopardize her husband's top-secret clearance at his government contracting job.
Most of his time at the agency involved top-secret covert actions, including bloody 1954 coups in Guatemala and a 1960s plot to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
If i were you i'd keep that stand location top-secret.
In an interview with the BBC in early 2002, she theorized that the murders were the result of a top-secret CIA project gone awry, and that the FBI was hesitant to arrest the killer because it would embarrass Washington.
The same former friend, Hatfill asserts, also was responsible for undermining his efforts to secure a higher security clearance that would have enabled him to work on top-secret CIA projects when he was employed at SAIC.
Claims "assimilated rank" after providing top-secret work for the Navy in the 1970s.
He dismissed the trio as dishonest blowhards who were not privy to his top-secret assignment.
To take the call, Toll steps into a top-secret secure "phone booth."
In his career specialty of repairing anything that receives, transmits or stores top-secret information, there were only two open slots in the entire Army for his new pay grade.
Toll sees top-secret exchanges between Nixon and Israeli Prime