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The Kennedy administration's first priority was plausible deniability.
Deniability may be his watchword for bad adaptations (though he says several times how pleased he is with Under The Dome), but he's not precious about how his original material is used.
First, every jet deserves the courtesy of a walk-around on postflight, even if it never left the chocks, and if only for the plausible deniability.
When faced with these accusations, leaders of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) feign incompetence and hide behind plausible deniability, but the facts tell a much different story.
James Bays assumes that they were using some sort of intermediary, which means the British government can maintain deniability.
The "religious" phenomenon was really a means through which locals manifested their political challenge in such a veiled way as to afford plausible deniability to powerful landlords not steeped in local culture.
They understood the need to maintain deniability about carrying weapons and to skirt gun laws even back then.
Seemingly, the more time that slips by without a predicted disaster, the greater a person's deniability becomes.
The industry, with annual sales of about $360 million in North America, offers legal products--bags, clothing, toiletries, and food--that carry an implicit message about cannabis yet can be purchased and consumed with plausible deniability.
It gives Hezbollah plausible deniability," he told Al Jazeera.
After 26/11 and other cross-border misadventures, Pakistan has lost the fig-leaf of deniability vis-a-vis state linkages with terrorist groups it calls strategic assets.
This provides cover and plausible deniability for legislators when the planning fails.