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[mass noun] Information of military or political value.‘I need some intel, and I need it fast’
- ‘When preparing for an interview, do what is done preparing for other military operations; gather intel.’
- ‘If the guards and intel personnel aren't well led and well disciplined, you're bound to see problems.’
- ‘We're gonna watch the situation and draw up plans with the operations and intel staff.’
- ‘That's a significant piece of intel information from those captured.’
- ‘During our scouting we placed bugs around walkways and in the buildings to gather intel.’
- ‘Government intel people don't have a habit of billboarding themselves.’
- ‘At the national level, there was no overall honcho for intel assessment and dissemination.’
- ‘Members posed as dock workers and gathered intel on the British fleet and their stocks.’
- ‘The intel overhaul alone had many members working through the summer recess.’
- ‘Dithering intel analysts as well as presidents can find themselves behind public knowledge and perception.’
- ‘Organizations should get in touch with their intel folks and ask for a threat assessment.’
- ‘The United States has used diplomacy, police work, better intel and military presence to exert the pressure.’
- ‘Our intel hands, so often criticized, deserve an enormous pat on the back for this one.’
- ‘The map was plotted with various intel her men had gathered.’
- ‘As we noted on Friday, there's a pretty clear effort afoot to pin the whole intel debacle on the CIA.’
- ‘In terms of intelligence, the CIA must go back to gathering as much human intel as possible.’
- ‘The troops were massed and poised; intel came in, off went the rockets.’
- ‘Did we really have good intel about those mobile bioweapons labs he talked about in his UN presentation?’
- ‘This intel is from my friend Gary, and it's the highest level.’
- ‘The soldiers were able to get their hands on a lot of enemy intel.’
1960s: abbreviation of intelligence.
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