PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT IN OCTOBER?
A draft bill providing for parliamentary oversight of France's intelligence community is expected to be debated in France's National Assembly [...]
French defence minister Alain Richard had a lot of trouble in recent months in persuading his counter-part at the interior ministry, Jean-Pierre Chevenement, to give him back Philippe Rondot who was serving as diplomatic adviser to the head of France's [. [...]
Following the killing of seven French monks by Algeria's Armed Islamic Group -- GIA in its French initials -- in May intelligence circles are closely examining what was France's first failure to negotiate the release of hostages since kidnappings of [. [...]
On 6 October the French government appointed Philippe Parant, 61, as head of the Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST) counter-espionage agency, thus putting a final touch to the reorganization of the French intelligence community six months after Prime [. [...]