OTTAWA—Canada and the U.S. cooperate on many issues in many forums: the G7 (even with the recent horror show, thanks to the U.S. president), the G20, the UN, as well as a whole host of international bodies, in addition to numerous bilateral councils and exchanges. One of the world’s premier bodies when it comes to intelligence sharing is the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ arrangement. Built after the Second World War, the intelligence alliance consists of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S. and covers a variety of intelligence agencies, ranging from HUMINT (human intelligence) to SIGINT (signals intelligence) to IMINT (satellite imagery) among others. It is not a perfect arrangement and the Brits and Americans do make larger contributions than the remaining three members, but it has stood the test of time and served each nation well.
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