France sets up 'CIA' to strengthen inter-ministerial cooperation on crisis and threat anticipation

The Comité Interministériel d'Anticipation (CIA), a little known committee overseen by France's general defence and national security secretariat, the SGDSN, has been set up to coordinate inter-ministerial forward planning on security and defence matters. It should benefit French strategic planning - but also public spending. [...]
Published on 11.03.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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The sensitive question of intelligence gathering by French defence attachés

Defence attachés, who are sent by the French armed forces ministry to France's embassies, are rarely instructed to carry out intelligence missions, particularly in allied countries offering strong cooperation or export potential. This does not, however, prevent these military diplomats from making use of their intelligence backgrounds or opting to carry out some intelligence work all the same.

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