Episode 230 – Canadian Foreign Ministry attempts to collect security intelligence after 9/11 was a dangerous idea.
Intelligence collection on national security threats is a serious business. Gathering data abroad on terrorists can get very dicey very soon. Without proper training and opsec (operational training) in place people can get hurt or die. The Canadian Foreign Ministry’s decision to play spy in the early 2000s under the rubric of the Global Security Reporting Programme (GSRP) was irresponsible to say the least.
By Phil Gurski
Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.