Confusion agent

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In espionage, a confusion agent is an individual who is dispatched by the sponsor for the primary purpose of confounding the intelligence or counterintelligence apparatus of another country rather than for the purpose of collecting and transmitting information. Such an agent may provide misleading information, among other confusion tactics.[1]


This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 31 October 2009) [aka Join Publication 1-02]