special operations


special operations
   state-sponsored bribery
   Sirven... knows more political secrets than any man in France as a result of his position in charge of Elf s 'special operations', a euphemism for wholesale bribery and political manipulation. {Daily Telegraph, 8 February 2001 — Elf was the state-owned oil company which government used to finance and channel bribes)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Special Operations Command — may refer to any of these national military commands:*Special Operations Command (Australia) *Special Operations Command (Philippines) *Special Operations Command (Singapore) *United States Special Operations Command:*United States Army Special… …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Executive — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Central hidroeléctrica de Vemork, donde la Special Operations Executive realizó en 1941 la Operación Gunnerside para sabotear la producción alemana de agua pesada …   Wikipedia Español

  • Special Operations Executive (SOE) — |Special Operations Executive}} Special Operations Executive, SOE, (Ejecutivo de Operaciones Especiales) fue una unidad secreta del ejército británico formada en 1940 por orden del primer ministro Winston Churchill durante la Segunda Guerra… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Special Operations Response Team — is a group of corrections officers trained to respond to disturbances at a correctional facility …   Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Response Team — Special Operations Response Teams SORT (deutsch etwa: Spezialinterventionseinheiten) gehören zu einer Reihe taktischer Spezialeinheiten, welche vom US Bundesamt für Gefängnisse Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP ins Leben gerufen wurden, um die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Special Operations Command (SOCOM) — Emblem des US Special Operations Command Das US Special Operations Command, kurz USSOCOM, ist eine teilstreitkraftübergreifende Kommandoeinrichtung (Unified Combatant Command) sämtlicher US amerikanischer Spezialeinheiten der US Army, US Air… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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