Mancini rejigs CNR
France's national intelligence coordinator is bidding to give a new direction to the services he oversees. [...]
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.
After banning Western oil companies from doing business with Iran, the U.S. Department of Treasury is now taking on merchant shipping companies in its ongoing bid to asphyxiate the Iranian economy. The French multinational container shipping company CMA CGM and [...]