The imperative to snoop for peace
High-ranking intelligence officials' blessing is their curse: Their exposure to secrets is both addicting and corrupting.
OTTAWA - The Canadian intelligence agency, the CSIS, is as about as far removed in its transparency from the fortress-like Shin Bet and Mossad as snowfall is from the coastal plan during a heat wave. There are no locked gates, no comprehensive security. The guard posts on the outskirts of the parking lot are unmanned. There are no signs of tension, no need for readiness. Canada is far from threatened; it’s...
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