counterintelligence counterintelligence  /ˌkaʊn tə rɪn ˈtɛ lɪ dʒəns/


  • (n) intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism


  1. The FBI's three most recent counterintelligence arrests were of suspects who had held student visas at some point.
  2. Spycatcher, the autobiography of Peter Wright, former assistant director of Britain's counterintelligence agency, is not the stuff of a runaway best seller.
  3. The Russians, having mistaken another corpse for Hitler's, at first buried the two bodies, but unearthed them again when a Soviet counterintelligence officer had second thoughts.


  1. Rep. King: NSA leaker put lives at risk

    New York Congressman Peter King, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism, spoke with Anderson Cooper about the 29-year-old former contractor for the National Security Agency who revealed top secret information about government surveillance programs. King believes Edward Snowden put American lives at risk by releasing security details that can be accessed by the […]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Probe eyes how leaker got access

    Counterintelligence investigators are scrutinizing how a 29-year-old contractor who said he leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents was able to gain access to what should be highly compartmentalized information, according to current and former administration and intelligence officials.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. The Hunt Is On For Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden’s face has been plastered on the front page of every major newspaper in the world. The Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into his leak. The NSA’s security and counterintelligence team is on the hunt for him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "But at the end of the day, there has to be a way for our intelligence and counterintelligence agencies to collect data from known terrorists," Boehner said. "And we shouldn't let personalities get in the way of protecting the American...
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: John Boehner Source: FOXNews

  2. The nation would be more vulnerable to "adversaries' counterintelligence efforts to recruit" those shielded by the bill, Defense Secretary Robert Gates added in a separate letter.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post

  3. Sen. Mel Martinez said Tuesday he might send a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a briefing on "this issue, as well as counterintelligence efforts in regards to Cuba."
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Mel Martinez Source:

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repudiate repudiate
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