Covert Action

Covert Action: Legislative Background and
Possible Policy Questions / CRS Report
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33715.pdf

In an important change, Congress for the first time statutorily defined covert action to mean “an
activity or activities of the United States Government to influence political, economic, or military
conditions abroad, where it is intended that the role of the United States Government will not be
apparent or acknowledged publicly.”1 Sec. 503(e) of the National Security Act of 1947 [50 U.S.C. 413b].

Covert Action: Legislative Background and
Possible Policy Questions / CRS Report
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33715.pdf

In an important change, Congress for the first time statutorily defined covert action to mean “an
activity or activities of the United States Government to influence political, economic, or military
conditions abroad, where it is intended that the role of the United States Government will not be
apparent or acknowledged publicly.”1 Sec. 503(e) of the National Security Act of 1947 [50 U.S.C. 413b].