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Tradecraft, within the intelligence community, refers to the techniques used in modern espionage and generally, the activity of intelligence. This includes general topics or techniques (dead drops, for example), or the specific techniques of a nation or organization (the particular form of encryption used by the NSA, for example).
The term tradecraft in this sense is frequently used in the books of John le Carré and Tom Clancy, where characters frequently engage in tradecraft, e.g. wiring intelligence gathering devices, such as cameras or microphones, hidden into the subject's quarters.
Intelligence technology and techniques
- Clandestine HUMINT operational techniques
- Moscow Rules
- United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
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