History Main / CovertGroupWithMundaneFront

27th Jul '16 2:20:40 PM nightkiller
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* Name of one of the, if not the, best special force units? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service Special Air Service]], which if not for its fame would sound more like a delivery company name.

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* Name of one of the, if not the, best special force units? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service Special Air Service]], which if not for its fame would sound more like a delivery company name.name or a military unit that serviced aircraft.
27th Jul '16 2:18:21 PM nightkiller
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### At that time, it was one of only two civilian federal law-enforcement agencies, the other being the US Marshals. The Marshals being tightly linked to the judiciary, the Secret Service were really the most obvious choice.

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### At that time, it was one of only two civilian federal law-enforcement agencies, the other being the US Marshals. The Marshals being Marshals, however, were tightly linked to the judiciary, judiciary. As the Treasury Department had for many years routinely loaned out Secret Service were agents to other federal departments for investigative tasks, the agency was really the most obvious choice.choice.
27th Jul '16 2:14:58 PM nightkiller
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*** One of the few exceptions: You will never, ''ever'' find a CIA agent under Peace Corps cover. Ever. That would detract from the legitimacy of the Peace Corps (goes the argument), and so if you want to serve in both the Peace Corps and the CIA, you have to do your two years at the Peace Corps, wait ''five whole years'', and then you can ''apply''. Applications to join the CIA take at least six months to process.

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*** One of the few exceptions: You will never, ''ever'' find a CIA agent officer under Peace Corps cover. Ever. That would detract from the legitimacy of the Peace Corps (goes the argument), and so if you want to serve in both the Peace Corps and the CIA, you have to do your two years at the Peace Corps, wait ''five whole years'', and then you can ''apply''. Applications to join the CIA take at least six months to process.
30th Jun '16 9:26:30 AM Willbyr
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* ''WeissKreuz'' has the four assassins working a cover job as florists, first alongside a little old lady and her cat, and later in a pink mobile trailer. In the sequel series, they're investigating suspicious suicides at prep schools, and go under cover as teachers and students.

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* ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' has the four assassins working a cover job as florists, first alongside a little old lady and her cat, and later in a pink mobile trailer. In the sequel series, they're investigating suspicious suicides at prep schools, and go under cover as teachers and students.
11th Jun '16 8:49:08 PM nombretomado
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* The American agency devoted to looking into super-human crimes in the [[{{Wildcats}} WildStorm universe]] was the National Park Service, which is actually a real organization.

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* The American agency devoted to looking into super-human crimes in the [[{{Wildcats}} [[ComicBook/WildCATs WildStorm universe]] was the National Park Service, which is actually a real organization.
8th Jun '16 12:17:52 PM SilverSupernova
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* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'': In one story, General Specific and his soldiers disguise their so-called "Top Secret Military Base" as a bakery.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'': In one story, General Specific and his soldiers disguise their so-called "Top Secret Military Base" as a bakery. They accomplish this by doing nothing more than covering up the "-se" on their sign with "-kery".
2nd Jun '16 12:20:58 AM Doug86
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* {{Played with}} in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen's classic tailor front is justified by having started out as one, catering to the rich and powerful. It was only after WorldWarI, when many of said wealthy and influential people’s heirs were dead, that the remaining clients and owners decided to use their wealth left behind to forge a new knightly order to ensure peace around the world. It may be the first case where the Covert Group grew out of the Mundane Front practically ''as a sideline.''

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* {{Played with}} in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. The Kingsmen's classic tailor front is justified by having started out as one, catering to the rich and powerful. It was only after WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, when many of said wealthy and influential people’s heirs were dead, that the remaining clients and owners decided to use their wealth left behind to forge a new knightly order to ensure peace around the world. It may be the first case where the Covert Group grew out of the Mundane Front practically ''as a sideline.''
28th May '16 9:33:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ThePretender: The Centre pretends to be a think-tank as a front for their research and dubious business deals.

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* ThePretender: Series/ThePretender: The Centre pretends to be a think-tank as a front for their research and dubious business deals.
13th May '16 2:10:04 AM FierceArtist
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has the United Liberty Paper which is a cover for a unrevealed government agency, headed by [[TheSpook a mysterious man]] [[ShoutOut wearing]] [[Series/{{Heroes}} horn-rimmed glasses]]. They appartently are a black-ops organisation judging by the type of assassinations they blackmail Niko into making.
8th May '16 9:03:43 PM zarpaulus
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* Organized crime groups tend to operate front businesses for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_laundering money laundering]], if nothing else.
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