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infiltration

Definition/Scope: (1) The movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. The movement is made, either by small groups or by individuals, at extended or irregular intervals. When used in connection with the enemy, it infers that contact is avoided. (2) In intelligence usage, placing an agent or other person in a target area in hostile territory. Usually involves crossing a frontier or other guarded line. Methods of infiltration are: black (clandestine);



Broader Terms:

75th Ranger Regiment
movement techniques
tactical maneuver

Related Terms:

clandestine operation
covert operation
Fast Rope Infiltration/Exfiltration System


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