Inside Canadian Intelligence: Exposing the New Realities of Espionage and International Terrorism

Inside Canadian Intelligence: Exposing the New Realities of Espionage and International Terrorism

Inside Canadian Intelligence: Exposing the New Realities of Espionage and International Terrorism

Inside Canadian Intelligence: Exposing the New Realities of Espionage and International Terrorism

Synopsis

Since 9/11, Canada has been on the front lines of a New World Order that few understand. And in this world, intelligence is not just the first line of defence - it may be the only one. Editor Dwight Hamilton has assembled an all-star cast of former intelligence officers and journalists to take you inside the covert and dangerous world of espionage and international terrorism.

For the first time in history, a concise exposé of every government organization in the Canadian national security sector is available to the general public. With first-hand accounts and informed analysis, the team behind Inside Canadian Intelligence has the esoteric expertise to accurately portray the new realities like no one else can. Forget James Bond: this is the real thing.

Excerpt

You hold in your hands a remarkable book. Critics told me it would not see the light of day. Such a treatment on a subject this difficult had never been tried in the past for a reason: it was seen as too tough. After all, there are no intellectual boundaries with our topic. Intelligence. Is. Everything.

The head of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence has said that training an intelligence analyst takes about as long as training a neurosurgeon. That’s about right. I was told that because of who the authors once were, the government would stop the press before the ink had dried. So why did I insist on hitting such a hard target?

First, there is an obvious and pressing need for informed debate and government action on national security before our city morgues begin to overflow. Canadian civilians may find the sight of scores of body bags being stacked — especially those of horribly mutilated women and children — somewhat vile. A few years before I served at CFB Toronto, a train derailment involving tanker cars with massive amounts of lethal chemicals caused the evacuation of more than two hundred thousand people from the city of Mississauga. But what is not generally known is that the emergency triggered the restriction of base personnel in faraway Downsview before the evacuation was complete. The reason given at the gate to soldiers attempting to leave? “You guys are the only ones that can deal with that many dead people,” I was told they said.

On 9/11,I had to leave my desk for the trade mission of a foreign government located near the United States Consulate to help a frightened . . .

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