If you discovered that one of your subordinates had been fraternising with the enemy, meeting up secretly for 'fishing' trips, going off on extra-organisational outings such as testing fuel cell vehicles on Bolivian salt flats, how might you deal with this traitor?
OPSEC is necessary for any mission. I've always followed OPSEC protocol.
(To clarify: OPSEC or Operational Security is only applicable during operations/missions. Chase has never shared sensitive information (about the operation or about ACME) to VILE or other non-friendly organizations during OPSEC. The protocol doesn't prevent communication with the enemy. It's about not sharing certain information.)
I'll just give one example, the rest are less relevant.
When I was 14, I had a crush on an older girl, she was 16 at the time and a sophomore in high school. She lived across the street. One day she sort of teased, that I'd be her pick to the high school dance if I could dance. Being the gullible kid that I was, I took it seriously and told my parents I wanted to take dancing lessons.
Long story short, some six months later, on my way back from one of these lessons, a limo and a guy in a tuxedo picked her up. She hadn't told me when the dance was, so I guess that was fair. Worst part was when she saw me and waved... like I was her little brother.
I mulled over it for well over a week before my mother got suspicious about me not wanting to go back to dance class and forced it out of me. Great times, really.