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Quick Hits 144 – Why do we have intelligence if it is not acted on?

Former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski looks at how intelligence failures are anything but.

We hear all the time about ‘intelligence failures’, the most recent being the attack on the US Capitol in January.  But it turns out there was advanced warning about the possibility, if not probability, of violence.  In this Quick Hits episode, Borealis looks at how such failures are anything but.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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