On 26 May 2008, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation revealed that the Canadian Forces have established a special intelligence unit to gather information on overseas missions. Members of the unit, known as the Human Intelligence Company, are trained in collecting and analyzing information gathered from the wide variety of human contacts, or sources, they encounter on missions. The new intelligence unit can recruit and oversee spy networks in foreign countries made up of local intelligence agents.
Unfortunately, other than to acknowledge that the program exists, the National Defence and the Canadian Forces will not provide specific details about the program, as these are liable to have negative consequences for operations security, and the successful conduct of ongoing Canadian Forces operations.
Intelligence soldiers in Afghanistan since start of mission: commander
Members of the unit, known as the Human Intelligence Company (HUMINT), are trained in collecting and analyzing information gathered from the wide variety of human contacts, or sources, they encounter on missions. "Clearly, we collect human [...]
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Report: Canada's new military spy unit aims at overseas missions
Canada's military has newly set up a special intelligence unit to do spy work on overseas missions. The intelligence unit can also be tasked with recruiting and overseeing spy networks in foreign countries that are made up of local intelligence [...]
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The necessity of HUMINT
It is absurd to demand a "debate" on whether a fighting force abroad should have a HUMINT apparatus; it would be exactly like debating whether it should carry ammunition.
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Proposed army spy unit raises worry
Critics are raising concerns about a new unit of the Canadian Forces that is charged with collecting intelligence for overseas missions.
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