Would you please confirm me in the conviction that we talk about counterintelligence in CI because defensive competitive intelligence includes some counterintelligence tasks subcontracted to companies by governmental counterintelligence secret services, especially to those companies where any pieces of classified information aren't present: hence aren't at risk? So, to sum up, CI professionals don't spy but they counterspy extensively, isn't that so? One more detailed question -- counterspying, CI professionals aren't the most ethical persons, are they? I mean Adrian's Operaciones de decepción en la contra-inteligencia ( http://inteligenciacompetitivaenar.blogspot.com/2007/08/operaciones... ) where he recommends the book Engaños de Guerra by Francisco Marín to us. That Maskirovka ( http://www.historiamilitar.net/detalle.php?titulo=Enga%F1os+de+guer... ) is ethically unambiguous enough ( http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Maskirovka ) for persons who refuse double standards, isn't it? I'm afraid IC professionals cannot have their cake and eat it too.