Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: National Post

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29 Feb 2012

WikiLeaks report on Stratfor demonstrates dangers of playing at spies

If there ever was a case to be made that the intelligence profession should remain the domain of professionals, it would be bolstered by a read through some of the Stratfor emails released by Wikileaks. The whistleblower website Wikileaks on Monday published more than five million emails written by analysts belonging to the Texas-based intelligence company Stratfor between the dates of July 2004 and December 2011. Stratfor touts itself as a leading provider of geopolitical analysis, and according to reports, provides intelligence to major U.S. corporations and government agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Intelligence Agency. One only has to examine the budgets of these organizations to realize that there is a great deal of money to be had by contracting one s services.
If there ever was a case to be made that the intelligence profession should remain the domain of professionals, it would...

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