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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

William C. Malone: What was it like to be a Canadian police officer in Afghanistan?

Episode 82 – The story of an RCMP officer who spent time in Afghanistan in 2011-12 and wrote a book about it.

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Perspectives

Intelligence sharing is threatened when all don’t play by the rules

The Cameron Ortis case reminds us that when we agree to receive intelligence from an ally we need to protect it

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Perspectives

Security services stop terrorist attacks and THEY are in the wrong?

Charges of entrapment in terrorist cases belie a woeful ignorance of how terrorism works.

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Podcast Quick Hits

The man who cried ISIS

Canadian police arrest Shehroze Chaudhry (Abu Huzayfah) for fabricating interviews about terrorist involvement with Islamic State (ISIS) and terrorism hoax.

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Perspectives

Calgary, hotbed of Jihadism?

The Calgary RCMP INSET has charged a man with joining ISIS and participating in acts of terrorism on behalf of the group in Syria.

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Perspectives

Can someone be charged with ‘advocating genocide’?

I think we all agree that the worst crime humans can commit is to try to, or succeed in, killing whole races.

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.

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Podcast Quick Hits

Former Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya asks to be removed from no-fly list

Should convicted terrorists like Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya get a second chance? Former Security Service Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in.

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Today in Terrorism

Canada Day bomb plot in Victoria (July 1, 2013)

On this day in 2013, two converts to Islam convicted of a pressure cooker terrorism plot to occur in British Columbia on Canada Day. They were later acquitted.

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Perspectives

Nova Scotia shooting – In defence of the RCMP

While we have the right to criticise our agencies, we also have to recognise the complexity of what they do – this applies to the RCMP in Nova Scotia last weekend.