Canadian Intelligence Eh! – Episode 154: Why has the US failed to figure out who attacked the US Consulate in Libya in 2012?
Libya has lurched from crisis to crisis in the aftermath of the death of former leader Muammar Qaddhafi in 2011 (during the so-called ‘Arab Spring’). Several terrorist groups, among other actors, have been carrying out acts of violence to exert control over the nation. One of the most famous terrorist attacks was that on September 11, 2012 against the US Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, killing four Americans. Borealis talks with Sarah Adams, a former CIA employee and author of the new book Benghazi: Know Thy Enemy: A Cold Case Investigation
About my guest
Sarah Adams is an award-winning targeting officer and global threat advisor with extensive domestic and international experience. She is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Ukraine NGO Coordination Network (UNCN). With a career that has spanned the government, private and non-profit sectors, she has worked overseas on behalf of the U.S. Government’s intelligence mission in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Most recently, she led Department of Defense (DoD) research and development efforts to discover, incubate, and deliver innovative solutions to complex national security challenges. Previously, served as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives after being recruited as an executive appointment out of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Canadian Intelligence Eh
In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn. One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them.
About Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present.