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In espionage, a confusion agent is an individual who is dispatched for the primary purpose of confounding the intelligence or counterintelligence apparatus of another country, rather than for the purpose of collecting and transmitting information. Such an individual may provide misleading information, among other confusion tactics.[1]


  1. ^ Bannon, David Race (2003). Race against evil: the secret missions of the Interpol agent who tracked the world's most sinister criminals : a real life drama. New Horizon Press. p. 326. ISBN 0882822314. Retrieved June 12, 2012.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 31 October 2009) [aka Join Publication 1-02]