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Here is a reference resource for all those spy codes and covert talk.

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  • TALEBAN underground group in Afghanistan.
  • TARGET the victim of surveillance, the subject.
  • TECHINT - technical intelligence; analysis of fielded equipment for training, research, and the development of new weapons and equipment for eventual intelligence use.
  • TERMINATED - murdered.
  • THE TAKE - information gathered by espionage.
  • THERMAL IMAGER a heat-sensitive surveillance video camera and display.
  • THREE Bs Booze, broads, and bucars. The three temptations of FBI agents.
  • THROW PHONE a cellular telephone thrown to a barricaded suspect by the SWAT team.
  • THROWAWAY - an agent considered expendable.
  • TIMED DROP - a dead drop that will be retrieved by a recipient after a set time period.
  • TRADECRAFT - The methods used in clandestine operations such as espionage. The skill acquired through experience in a trade; often used to discuss skill in espionage
  • TRAFFIC ANALYSIS -  methods for gaining intelligence from the patterns and volumes of messages of radio intercepts.
  • TRIADS Asian organized crime gangs.
  • TRIGGER a surveillance operative who is watching the target's vacant vehicle, home, garage, office, restaurant etc. and who alerts the rest of the surveillance team when the target is spotted.
  • TUPAMAROS an underground group in Uruguay.


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