Talk:Covert Action Group
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best, Diane Farsetta 13:44, 22 Feb 2006 (EST)
"The Covert Action Group (CAG) was formed in 1989 to cover Special Operations Command (SOCOM) operations that could not and/or would not ever be reported to or tied with any oversight and would include domestic counterintelligence and counterterrorist, operations technically outside official Central Intelligence Agency jurisdiction or the oversight auspices. Such operations could not be tied to being under Presidential sanction, legislative oversight, or central intelligence directive, in order to avoid compromising situations as evident in the failed arms operations of late 1980's. In other words, CAG handles national and international situations that need to be plausibly deniable and/or that other agencies can not or do not want to be involved in."