Noun: When a news organization or individual, whether intentionally or not, divulges sensitive information, during an active military operation, compromising the mission.
Reporter: we have just arrived 2 miles south of Kurzstandan, a small hamlet located near the capital, and are preparing for the initial assault, to take place at dawn. I embedded with the 1st battalion, 75th Ranger division during their clandestine mission to capture key terrorist leaders, who have so far managed to evade apprehension. The army has taken great care to ensure that the element of surprise is not lost here, choosing to spread roomers the assault will take place two weeks from now. This is Mark Goldman reporting, from Kurzstandan