DRM Suggests Outsourcing Work
France’s second-ranking armed forces officer, general Herve Le Riche, has hinted at major changes to come at the military intelligence agency. [...]
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.
The "break with the past" championed by France's new president, Nicolas Sarkozy, will probably be less wrenching than he promised - a major overhaul of the state will indeed be undertaken but a rash of appointments to government departments indicates [...]
While the battle on the political front between the two leading candidates in the coming French presidential ballot, the Socialist Party's Segolene Royal and the center-right flag-bearer Nicholas Sarkozy, is getting rougher and tougher, their experts seem paradoxically to be [...]