Mission Types:

Assassination Permanently kill a single target.
Counter - Thwart a group or individual attempting a different sort of mission.
Heavy Assault Defeat a range of adversaries and static defenses.
Incapacitation Pacify a single target, using deadly force if necessary.
Infiltration Achieve an objective without being noticed.
Intrusion Get in, achieve an objective, and get out. Stealth is optional but useful.
Investigative Requires detective work.
Pursuit Requires speed, tracking, and/or ranged attacks abilities.
Reconnaissance Check out a site in preparation for a future mission.
Retrieval Bring a target back to base alive; against the target's will if necessary.
Squad combat Defeat another small group in direct combat.