Use Counterespionage in a sentence


[koun-ter-es-pee-uh-nahzh, -nij]
the detection and frustration of enemy espionage.

1895–1900; counter- + espionage Unabridged
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counterespionage (ˌkaʊntərˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ)
activities designed to detect and counteract enemy espionage

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espionage directed toward detecting and thwarting enemy espionage. See intelligence (in government operations)

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Stories about espionage and counterespionage, clandestine operations and prisoner-of-war escapes flooded the market after the war.
It was a field for counterespionage and security intelligence.
Mueller also managed security and counterespionage operations.
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