Official cover

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In espionage, an official cover operative is an operative who assumes a position in an organization with diplomatic ties to the government for which they work.

Official cover operatives are granted a set of governmental protections, and if caught in the act of espionage, they can request diplomatic protection from their government. In other words, official cover operatives are agents officially recognized by their country.[citation needed]

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