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counterespionage

[koun-ter-es-pee-uh-nahzh, -nij] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the detection and frustration of enemy espionage.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; counter- + espionage
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  • Stories about espionage and counterespionage, clandestine operations and prisoner-of-war escapes flooded the market after the war.
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  • Mueller also managed security and counterespionage operations.
British Dictionary definitions for counterespionage

counterespionage

/ˌkaʊntərˈɛspɪəˌnɑːʒ/
noun
1.
activities designed to detect and counteract enemy espionage
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Encyclopedia Article for counterespionage

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

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