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Covert operations is a term used by intelligence communities worldwide to identify operations that are undercover – or without public knowledge hence the name covert operations.  Covert operations are launched against American enemies by the intelligence and military and justice departments.  In spy novels, covert operations are very dangerous and frequently involve life or death situations.

Covert operations within the intelligence community usually involve officers who may play roles, recruit local agents or use fake documentation. There are two types of covert operations, also called covert ops in the business. Covert operations can be pure military operations to smuggle soldiers into a foreign country to kill or catch someone. Other types of covert operations are intelligence ones where someone is recruited, removed from a dangerous situation, intelligence is stolen or a target eliminated.

In The Very Secret Weapon, the character Alex Garfield runs several covert operations against the Russians and the terrorists.  She also runs covert operations against the head of the Mafia in Iceland and she is involved in covert operations using Katarina against mafia cell phones. She runs a covert operation against the Grey Fox and she runs one against a terrorist in Washington, DC.

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