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Definition: (DOD) Information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted by or on behalf of foreign governments or elements thereof, foreign organizations, or foreign persons, or international terrorist activities.

See also counterespionage; countersabotage; countersubversion; security; security intelligence.

Also Known As: CI
Military Words/Terms Beginning with the Letter C

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