The intelligence organization can obtain a secret information as a result of the antipersonnel operation that the spy have hired various assets from targeted countries and entities. It has been an important methodology to gather a secretive intel, though there are more advanced ways for this purpose, nowadays.
This antipersonnel operation is also conducted against terrorist groups and other crime organizations. The intelligence organization can gain an insider information; how the organization is constructed or what is the next target, once they have penetrated into the subject. This can be achieved to infiltrate an undercover agent into the organization, but the primary option is definitely to hire some of their members as an intelligence asset.
The information flow is originally meant from the target to the intelligence agency, but it is not necessary a one-way. The spy can manipulate the subject by way of spreading an intel, which is an inverse flow of usually assumed. If the agency delivers selected information through the bureaucrat spies, they can control a decision of the targeted country for their favor. If that is the case for the terrorist group, they can disturb the terrorist activity.
Having said that, the intelligence agency has always a risk of the corruption. It is inevitable that some of the intelligence officers always become rogue to conduct operations for their sake, which is an issue impossible to be eliminated.
This self-determination is actually quite dangerous in terms of the spy operation, as they have a capability of the assassination and political maneuvering. It means there have been many social problems created by them, even though the majority of them are still concealed as classified.
Furthermore, assets of the intelligence organization also conduct missions by their own. Notionally speaking, they are originally out of the official spy agency, hence they definitely conduct plots for themselves. The issue is that some of them actually have the same skillsets with an intelligence field agent, which is also employed for their favors.
The problem is progressed more from here that their misconducts are easily ignored as they are working for the spy agency. As far as they are concluded as critical to the intelligence agency, their illegal deeds are disregarded even if they are hostile to the country or the agency.
This silent consent is applicable to the terror act. The intelligence organization holds many terrorists as their asset, though they are basically terrorists in nature. Even if they work for the spy agency, they have still conducted a terrorist attack. Moreover, once they successfully kill many people as a result, they might go up a ladder of the terrorist ranking, eventually ruling a major role of the group.
Considering this reality, the intelligence agency sometimes chooses a silent consent to ignore the terrorist attack. It does not mean all the attack is permitted, but there are many terrorist attacks occurred as the intelligence have intentionally not stopped, some of which have created tremendous damages. In a sense, the intelligence agency has selectively chosen a damage for their sake.
There is another reason why the spy organization has chosen a selective damage that the spy prefers an unstable society to maintain their power. When the cold war ended, their necessity was tremendously lowered, which is why they need a social conflict to survive.
It is quite limited for the spy to create a terror by themselves, but it is a common practice to ignore some of them taking place. It is an intentional ignorance so that the spy has notionally chosen a target, which is actually not justifiable from any other perspective than the intelligence own viewpoint.
There is another type of the social unrests, such as mass murders which have been created by the intelligence agency as well. This kind of events are more likely a result of the rogue officers, but they definitely have worked organizationally to manipulate their subject to commit a felony. It is also required to raise their necessary from the administration.
The intelligence intel is not necessarily obtained from their asset in the modern world but directly from the society. It might be acquired through an illegal large-scale surveillance system or from a public information. There is numerous information on the internet where the critical intel is sometimes hidden. As a result of this progress, it becomes more important how to analyze the information rather than how to obtain it.
This information flow can be reversed as well from the intelligence agency directly to the society for a social manipulation, which is one of the main antisociety operations. For example, the operative who works for getting an intel from the internet knows how to manipulate the information out there. In this way, their skillset can be applied to control the society directly.
This inverse flow holds true to the illegal methodology to acquire an intel that they can manipulate a specific information. When the PC is maneuvered externally to control an information which the subject watches through, which is one of the secretive ways to restrict the information.
In the end, the information gathering is always together with the information manipulation. That is an antisociety operation, one of the spy fundamentals.