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English to French translations [PRO] Military / Defense / militaire/défense
English term or phrase:go outside the wire
- Navy counterterrorism intel has suffered leaks over the last few months. Al Qaeda has managed to get a step ahead of us.
- We suspect a mole.
- N. has been analyzing data trying to look for a common denominator. I had no idea it involved Lieutenant A.
- What's his connection?
- Well, Lieutenant A. had gone outside the wire, working contacts in Djibouti, gathering valuable intel, some of which had been compromised. I wanted to talk to him about who he shared the information with.
- Yeah, he cooperate?
- When I called him, he seemed preoccupied. He said he couldn't talk. He'd get back to me.