DRM shaken by chief Eric Vidaud's sudden exit

General Eric Vidaud.
General Eric Vidaud. © Benjamin Guillot-Moueix / Hans Lucas via Reuters
As the war in Ukraine rages on and with the French general election imminent, the ousting of French military intelligence chief Eric Vidaud, pushed by Emmanuel Macron, has highlighted the difficulties the service is facing as it undergoes a major overhaul. [...]
Published on 04.04.2022 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 3 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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