Winston Churchill was close to Intrepid, and allowed him more freedom than the existing spy agencies, because he could trust his ability.
Wild Bill Donovan, who eventually established the CIA, required Little Bill who taught him a bit about the spy world in the war and connected him around the world, thought he deserved great honour.
The mainstream media in Canada do not honour our characters and heroes enough.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Foreign Espionage, Bond — James Bond — Sir William S. Stephenson "The Quiet Canadian"...
After I posted the above link I had more hits in other countries in the world than Canada.