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One of recently-appointed new French military intelligence chief General Pierre de Villiers' major tasks is to reform military intelligence within the armed forces, an area whose weaknesses came to light during France's Operations Serval and Harmattan in Mali and Libya.
President François Hollande has been discreetly consulting an array of sources to advise the government on finishing the French intelligence reform that was set in motion by his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. The mission statement the president gave to the defence
French intelligence officials are bracing themselves for change if, as anticipated, François Hollande succeed Nicolas Sarkozy as France's leader in the upcoming presidential election. The French Socialists have not gone public about their intentions for the sector.
With France’s 2012 presidential elections looming, the Socialist Party has been busy mapping out what it will do with the country’s intelligence services in the event of electoral victory. Intelligence Online has seen a copy of "Reforming the Intelligence Services: