DGSE's allies in Mali
The French Special Forces' ongoing intervention in Kidal, Mali, has been made easier by the DGSE's relationship with the Tuareg. [...]
The DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) is France’s external intelligence service. Operating all over the world, the agents of its operations department, or DO, and intelligence department, DR, have distinguished themselves recently in Africa and the Middle East. The service’s technical department, or DT, is France’s dedicated interceptions service, like Britain’s GCHQ or the NSA in the US.
President Francois 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 [...]