In episode 2 of Evening Report Paul Buchanan of 36th Parallel Assessments says the New Zealand Government’s GCSB signals spy agency has damaged the country’s international reputation as an honest broker.
In this extended interview with Evening Report editor Selwyn Manning, Buchanan is highly critical of the short sightedness of the GCSB’s targeted operations against New Zealand’s largest trade partners.
The targeted nations include China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, in fact most of the ASEAN nations.
Paul Buchanan believes the United States is using the NZ based GCSB to carry out surveillance operations that are too sensitive for it to do itself. That New Zealand has virtually no oversight of its intelligence agencies and as such is vulnerable to exploitation by the superpower.