Finding Puga's replacement
Francois Hollande has begun the process of finding someone to replace the outgoing personal military chief-of-staff, General Benoit Puga, who is due to step down in July. [...]
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 current unprecedented levels of terror threat have led the French and British intelligence services to work together to a degree previously unheard of. Intelligence Online has investigated the strengthened cooperation pact on both sides of the English Channel. While [...]
Former DGSE official Pierre-Antoine Lorenzi, the ex-boss of Amarante International, has been under investigation since December 9 for alleged tax fraud, Intelligence Online can reveal. The case is being closely watched by the French security world. But the backdrop of [...]