Words, Terms and Codes
Here is a reference
resource for all those spy codes and covert talk.
| A | B
| C | D
| E | F
| G | H
| I | J
| K | L
| M | N
| O | PQ
| R | S
| T | UV
- TALEBAN –
underground group in Afghanistan.
- TALENT SPOTTER –
same as ACCESS AGENT.
- TARGET –
the victim of surveillance, the subject.
intelligence; analysis of fielded equipment for training,
research, and the development of new weapons and equipment for
eventual intelligence use.
- TERMINATED -
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
- THROW PHONE –
a cellular telephone thrown to a barricaded suspect by the
agent considered expendable.
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
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.