Passive Operations was an office within the Operations department of Alliance Intelligence. Despite its name, Passive Operations was anything but. The office was staffed by former mercenaries, elite special forces, and the best operatives culled from Systems Operations and Coordinate. Passive Operations operatives were deployed when combat with the enemy was likely and expected. Mission parameters included liberating captured Alliance assets, assaults against heavily-defended installations, and the rare occasion when a straight assassination was authorized. During the Galactic Civil War, Passive Operations made several attempts on the life of Darth Vader.
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
- Rebel Alliance Sourcebook, Second Edition
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook